Monday, October 13, 2008

Ready Or Not

When I took the puppy out for a morning walk, I noticed a crow fly out from behind a grocery store with an entire slice of bread in its beak. He landed on top of a street light and tapped a little victory dance with his feet. Within seconds another crow flew up and landed by the first crow, now enjoying his breakfast. The second crow just stood there, staring, as though asking, “Are you gonna eat that whole thing?” Mr. Crow #1 went right on stabbing at his reward, totally ignoring the other bird.

Even the puppy was curious. We must’ve been thinking the same thing – this could get interesting! We stood watching for a long time to see if the second crow would make a move, but he just kept on standing and staring. I had to get moving or my kids would be late for school, so we hurried off for a short walk by the river and then doubled back.

I was sure the crows would be long gone, but they were still there. Now Mr. Hopeful Crow #2 had a giant chunk of bread sticking out of his beak. Only he stood frozen in the same position as before, staring straight ahead. I waited to see what he’d do. He just stayed there looking a little baffled. It was as though now that he’d gotten what he wanted, he had no idea what to do with it.

What do you really wish for? If you got it, would you know what to do with it? That’s the sort of dilemma I wouldn’t mind having.

10 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, get published. I'd feel so relieved.

C.R. Evers said...

hmmm. . . that's a fun one to daydream about! ~sigh~ I bet a "happy dance" would be involved in my scenario.

Christy

Rena said...

Ooooh, great post!

And yes, I'd know what to do with it! :-D

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Right now I'd just settle for my youngest to do his homework without being bugged to death. I'd do a dance of joy!

sruble said...

If I got what I wished for, I'd be very happy and wouldn't waste it :0)

Carrie Harris said...

A couple of months ago, I wished for an agent offer, and when I got more than one, I had NO clue what to do with them. Felt like a moron.

adrienne said...

Green Girl - Me too! What a strange and wonderful feeling that would be.

Christy - definitely dancing would be involved :)

Rena, Sruble - wish I felt that sure of myself...

Becky - I know, getting over that kind of hurdle can be pretty satisfying! Good luck :)

Carrie - What a nice problem to have! That'd be me - happy, grateful, and clueless.

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Brenda said...

My grandma always said, "Be careful what you wish for...it could come true and then what would you do?"

I always thought that if I was wishing for it and it came true I would enjoy it, but that is not always true...I've wished, I've gotten and I've not enjoyed...grin...but I keep on wishing...grin...

adrienne said...

Brenda - your grandma was very wise :)
That has happened to me, too!