Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bucket List

"If I made a list," she said, "I would want to do so many things."

"A list? What kind of list? For what?" he inquired.

"Ever hear of a bucket list?"

"As in making a list of things you'd want to do before you die?"

"Exactly that, yes. I can think of a million things I would want to do." she stated, lost in thought.

"Tell me some of the things on your list," he encouraged.

"Well, aside from the usual wants, like to travel the world or to drive Batman's car, I would like to find a time machine," she admitted.

"Wait. Before we discuss the time machine idea, Batman's car?" he wondered.

"Yeah, weird, maybe, I know. But I have this fantasy of driving, well owning actually, Batman's car.  Anyway, I would love the power I'd have on the road. The control. The leverage."

She smiled, sheepishly.

"Interesting," he said. "So, what's with the time machine?"

"A fantasy, really. In a way, though, the bucket list really is just a fantasy. I mean, could I really write a long, long list and check off each one? Completed. I'm not so sure. Every day life would get in the way, I think. And that's not so bad. Every day life is here. It's now. Why get caught up in other wishes instead of living in the moment?" she wondered.

"True. Well, anyway, the time machine?" he pondered.

"Okay, so if I could add a time machine to my bucket list, I would go to the past. Not the future. I don't want to know what's going to happen. But, I'd like a chance, just one more, to see people that have passed on. Talk to them. Seriously talk to them. Get to know them better. To hear their stories. To know what was on their minds. To just be with them."

"That's interesting. But why not just be content with what you already know?" he questioned.

"Oh, don't get me wrong. I am content. The memories I have are great. It's just that if I had the opportunity to see them, even just one more time, I'd jump at the chance."

"Makes sense," he admitted.

"What about you?" she asked him. "What is on your bucket list?"

"Right now? Right this minute?"

"Yeah, sure. Right now."

"Number one on my list, right now, is to grab a pizza and watch a movie with you," he stated.

"How ironic. That would be the first thing I'd write on my list, too," she smirked.


  1. It's good to be in sync. Fun approach and as always, made me smile! Bat mobile, indeed!

  2. I never pictured you as the "batgirl" type! LOL! Great post!

  3. Lol.... I love that one about grabbing a pizza :-) It summarizes what life really is, not about fantastic quests, but the little everyday things that bring you happiness.

  4. Wish I had someone to share a pizza with.

  5. Know what you mean about that time machine. My mother died three years ago, and now I'm thinking about all these questions I wish I'd asked her. Why do we let the time get slip away without doing these simple things like asking a few questions?

  6. If you get that Batmobile, be sure to let me know... I wanna go for a ride! (checks her Bucket List and adds "ride with d in the Batmobile").

  7. Be sure you are asking those questions the ones still here.

  8. Oh I love a good conversation and I'm liking the new look.

  9. I have this fear that I get so caught up in this life of mine that I'm not making enough time to ask those questions--to have those conversations--now. I'm fortunate to not yet be in a position of profound loss, but it is inevitable, I know. A time machine would be wonderful, yes.

    I think we should all nickname you "Batwoman." :)

  10. Ah, paying attention to right now. Perfect.

    By the way, you really have something with your writing.

  11. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine! I really think that would be cool to go back and fix things. But, then I might not be here writing this to you tonight. Thanks for sharing!