April 30, 2001

I want....

Thereís a great quote, I donít know by whom, that says that part of the human condition is a vague unsatisfied yearning, though we never know for what. At any rate, itís certainly part of the Dichroic condition. In that spirit, here are a list of some of the things I would like to have in my life. (Or you could ignore that first sentence and just call me greedy.) A lot of these will stay "unsatisfied yearnings"; some may be contradictory, while some would interfere too much with other things I value more.

  • I want a Proper Job -- not just one that pays the bills or even one that keeps me interested most of the time, but a true calling.
  • I want a Proper Job (see above) that leaves me plenty of time for the rest of my life.
  • I want to be fast -- running, rowing, mountain biking.
  • I want to have natural endurance. (T does.)
  • I want to have great clothes, or rather, to have my clothes look great on me.
  • I want the ability to enjoy all of the things I like while Iím doing them, as well as in anticipation or retrospect.
  • I want a self-cleaning house.
  • I want yards and yards of (full) bookshelves.
  • I want a husband who is articulate and complimentary, and who engages in spontaneous romantic gestures (while still, of course, having all of Tís virtues).
  • I want effortless and comfortable style, in my clothes and my surroundings.
  • I want to travel often, and to interesting (but in the Chinese-history sense) places.
  • I want to be able to drink a beer or glass of wine (or two) and still get up early, feeling good, the next morning.
  • I want to be able to not just function but feel good, on five hours of sleep.
  • I want time (and money) to fly more often. On second thought, Iíd like my own plane, too, instead of renting.
  • I want to achieve, not serenity so much, but a more frequent appreciation of all of the good things I do have.

And I think I had better stop now, having realized that this could go on until Diaryland runs out o=f server space. I may update later, if I decide Iíve missed anything important -- or maybe, in the spirit of that last entry, Iíll write an "I already have" post.

Posted by dichroic at April 30, 2001 04:31 PM
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