Someone asked me the other day, "If you had 3 wishes what exactly would you wish for and why?"..
I'd been so busy perfecting my craft, that I can't say that I've ever sat down and thought about what it is that I would wish for..
The obvious thoughts of money, car, & clothes quickly occurred, & sure the wish for wishes of course..
But what if these wishes came with terms and conditions and all these witty type loops we've seen in movies had been thought through, & we'd lose a wish if we'd try to do what we knew hadn't even worked in the movies we saw..
Plus, aren't we constantly reminded to be careful what we wish for?
So I took these three fictional wishes, & applied far more thought than I probably should have, but it stirred the mind to say the least..
I wrote wishes down, then crumbled them up, as the thought of one would only free my train of thought that would lead me to believe how me not being specific enough could scrutinize what I really meant to wish for..
So rough draft after rough draft, empty pen after empty pen, hours after hours, & these were the ones that I could think of & wish for..
And I even put them in order.. SO..
One: I'd wish for 6 acres of rich land in Jalisco, & by rich I mean soil so my mother could plant her favorite set of flowers and roses & both a vegetable, & fruit garden, & still leave room for my fathers barn that would have everything from hens, goats, cows, & horses.. with a house big enough yet still small enough to fit my siblings & I & and all of their grandchildren when we came to visit & room for a dog to run around as he was always hesitant one would ruin his lawn, & STILL have enough room for a random ballroom..
BUT not so random when I go on to finish the next two..
Two: I wish for Mama Pancha's hip to have never broken, well at least for it to be fully fixed so that she could be able to walk on her own, along with the dismissal of the alzheimer's disease, like.. PERMANENTLY gone! So that my Grandmother doesn't shed silent tears as she's become dependent of doctors & nurses to get her from point A to point B, or have to jog her memory that she's been on prescription drugs for quite some time now to numb the pain!
Aside that I just want to see that HUGE smile when she'd pick me up from my hands & legs and jokingly said "este niño va para la basuraaaa" carrying me all the way down to the market to buy me my favorite flan from Zocorro's store..
This is more for her than it is for me, but give her that strength so she could now carry the "grown up" me..
I would LOVE that!
Three: I wish Mama Rosa could have one last dance with my Grandfather, & dinner be catered by myself & the rest of the family! To see her live out that dance alongside the man she brags about to this day, that's created this 160 plus member family.
The dinner would be hosted on my parents land, I mean 6 acres.. We have JUST enough room for the whole fam!
Haystacks the kids could play in, & the we'd contract the banda & mariachi my dad made me play with when I was younger!
We'd invite everyone, plus my other Grandmother is right down the street & she's in perfect health so she can't miss the beat as we set everything up the ballroom!
Tia Pachita makes her rice, my Momma makes her potato salad, Tia Juana Maria makes her Horchata, Tio Raul brings his grills, Tio Meño & Tio Jaime are in charge on the grills, Tio Paco can bring the waters, my Dad will bring the beers, Tia Ester in charge of the Frijoles Borachos, Tia Zocorro in charge of the Posole, Tia Guera in charge of enchiladas, Tia Maria in charge of the postre, Tio Chuy & Tio Luis just need to be there! Tio Ruben & Tio Jose too! Tia Ramona can bring some of her Kool-Aid, Tio Juan Manuel just needs to show off his dance moves.
Those aren't wishes, those I just need to ask for as a favor, so those requests don't count.
BUT I'd also ask if Mario Alberto Roque could make it out..
Those are MY Three Wishes.. I'm working on the first one, I just need help on the second two..
Dear LORD, can you help a brother out?