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Friday, November 06, 2009

Not Enough Ifs In The World

If I were not married, and if you and I happened to be in the same town, and you were not with anybody - if you were single and uncommitted, and if we arranged to meet, and you found yourself overwhelmingly attracted to me, to my rippling thews and sixth sense of humor, to my characteristic jaw and my grim-sounding laugh, to my eloquent bulge where it means the most, to my hands - taut, firm fingers flexing, waiting to gracefully splay themselves over your eager curves, to my general sense of style and dress, to my fiscal responsibility and immaculate housekeeping habits, to my Irish poet's soul shoehorned uncomfortably into the punishing body of a Greek titan, to my uh,

Anyway, you get the idea. I forget where I was originally going with that.

I guess I pretty much covered the important parts.


Anonymous said...

Gosh, I think about "what ifs" WAY too much!
Like, 'what if I go to this library but the potential love of my life is in that other library?' Then I think, to heck with it all! I'm gonna go out and not even care.

Happenstance is a good movie. Have you seen it? It poses lots of 'what if' situations!

dogimo said...

Wow. I can't remember the last time somebody asked me if I'd seen a particular movie, and I not only had I not seen it, I had no idea of it, no inkling of what it was or when it came out. I'm intrigued!

Who's in it? What's it about? I love the title! I love the word Happenstance. I feel like if it had come out near me I'd have taken notice!

But I do have some odd movie blind spots, though.

In general, with what ifs, I recommend don't worry about it. Make life itself the love of your life, be the person you know you can be who you want so much to be, be open to being amazing by love and to grand one-in-a-million chances, and you'll find yourself buried under them.

You know. In a good way.

Eva Gallant said...

Loved the what if.

dogimo said...

You know what what if I used to love? There was a comic book my brother sometimes got when I was a kid. It was called "What If?" It was a comic book that explored such gritty existential questions as, what if this or that superhero did this instead of that back then? And then it would explore the imaginary consequences that different action would have, rippling outwards.

That's just so poignant to me! A dude whose whole costumed life is imaginary, and here he gets to explore, well, what if all this other stuff also never happened.

That seemed like some relatively deep stuff to me.