It is really interesting that some people (that includes me) only think of their wish list when holiday season is fast approaching. I find it so difficult and stressful to make a wish list, most especially if you’re being forced to make one.
Yesterday, one of my best friends wouldn’t stop convincing me to give her my wish list because she needed to get me her Christmas gift as soon as possible. I don’t celebrate Christmas and she knows that.
You might be wondering why I don’t celebrate it. I know it’s the most beautiful time of the year, but I grew up with a family who doesn’t observe this special event. My family’s religion does not believe in it. Nevertheless, we have so much respect in people who do.
Despite not celebrating, we liked the part where people exchange gifts during Christmas season. It’s probably not fair to my friends because they always give me something when I barely give them anything on this day. 😀
So when my best friend asked me for my wish list, I just said I wanted glitter pens. I couldn’t think of anything I really want, and I think being a minimalist greatly affects my wants these days. My materialistic tendencies still come back every now and then, but it’s not as intense as it was years ago.
Typically, this is what would always be on my wish list.
A vintage classic type writer.
An old camera, or a Polaroid camera.
A Diana F+ Camera.
A dream catcher especially made for me.
Vinyl records and turntables.
My own library.
Chokers, lace dresses, vintage boots and so many things.
Apparently. these are just images I adore and often look at on my free time. These are things I wish I could have, but I realized it may be too much to have them. It is too materialistic. There’s nothing wrong about loving physical things, but as they say, too much of something is also not great. Plus, none of these things matter when at the end of the day, you’re alone and longing for someone.
Right now, when I think about creating a wish list, I think more of the things that I cannot touch or hold.
I think of what I cannot see.
I think of what I cannot hear or feel.
I think of someone —
someone I barely see every day;
someone I don’t hear often;
someone I cannot feel with my own hands.
Winter months is tough, you know? But I’m hoping and I’m optimistic that it won’t be too tough this time. I am pretty sure some of you, especially those in long distance relationships, also wish the same.
You wish to be with the people you love. You wish to spend winter nights with someone special. You wish to be together, even for a short period of time.
You wish for that plane to come and land soon.
Or you wish to be on that plane that will fly or lead you home.
What would you wish for if you had one chance?
So airplane, airplane, sorry I’m late
I’m on my way so don’t close that gate
If I don’t make that then I’ll switch my flight
And I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night