I Am Wistful
If I can imagine it, why can't I obtain it?
If I can imagine it, why is it unobtainable? Does human nature make it so?
I am wistful.
The dictionary says that is “yearning for something unobtainable.”
It isn’t the yearning for a princess. I have one.
And it isn’t yearning for a lot of money. I have enough.
It isn’t yearning for another trip home. I will go before July.
It isn’t yearning for a good home. I’m living in, and paying for one now.
It isn’t wanting to play on the first team, varsity. I’ve been there and done that.
It isn’t to have enough to eat. I and most Americans do or can.
I’m not waiting for electricity, running water, a refrigerator, car, or TV. Most of us have those now.
I’m yearning for better government, a world at peace, religious "religious leaders", the best schools, honest prices, safe medicines, kind neighbors (though I’m lucky in that regard, too), clean air, clean entertainment, fewer laws and regulations to trip up the unwary, honest politicians with a strong civic spirit, capable energetic leaders who are wise, and universal morals and ethics which will stand the tests of time.
I am indeed wistful.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.