I Wish …
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
I watched the models walk down the walkway. Each in their glory … beautiful, polished … shining bright as a star.
The canvases of portraits, scenery painted in many colors … line each side of the hallway. I walked by each slowly to take in all the colors, the pure beautiful art someone did by hand. Oh, how I wished to be the artist I always wanted to be!
Colors, more colors … many wonderful colors … I would be surrounded in all the colors more than the rainbow if I were either an artist … fashion designer. Oh my … colors mean the world to me!
I watched the mechanic’s hands as he worked on a car. I watched until I knew exactly what to do. Oh, how I wished to be a mechanic in addition to all the other wishes of what I wish to be! I could always help someone if their car broke down … help myself.
I can put things together … through time I have amazed my own self … I can take things apart carefully … put them back together again. I am mechanically inclined. I can use a hammer, a wrench. I can do a lot of things … I did as a young woman … who would have thought a girly-girl dressed in beautiful dresses, high heels could do such?
I remember once being dressed to the max … having a flat tire. I knew how to change my flat tire. I knew I would have to take my high heels, stockings off to be able to bend down to do it. I would have to pull my tight skirt up above my knees. As I had made my mind up to go into action … a man stopped to help me. I never let him know I could do it on my own. I was just a girly-girl. I appreciated it very much, plus he kept smiling at me.
I watched the doctor, nurses work over patients as they came into the ER. Each one administering medicines orally, by injection. I wished to be a doctor … a nurse. Instead, I worked between the ER and registration office. I got to hold hands, pat someone to give comfort … to show caring, speak soft, kind, sincere words. I wanted to help everyone. That was all I could do … I wasn’t a nurse, a doctor … I wished.
There are many things I wished to be. I wished to be a lawyer to fight for people. I would have been Hell to be reckoned with if I believed in someone.
I wished to be a millionaire … I promise you I would have helped thousands of people without them having to know it was me. I wouldn’t need credit for good things I would want to do. I would want to create miracles … I would wish to make everyone happy in the world. I could be happiest knowing I did good.
Note by Author:
I truly wished to be many things … I could never focus on one thing. I reflect on my life … and see the many opportunities I never took advantage of. I regret that. I have a lot of regrets. I wish …
True thoughts, wishes and photo owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter.