[Image by ILTBY at Deviant Art]
If I found a bottle on the beach and I cleaned the seaweed and sand off it and a genie appeared and said: You can have one wish but you don’t have to worry about world peace or hunger or the environment or finding a cure for cancer and AIDS or finally pulling the plug on FOX news because I have done it all for you…..this wish is about you….what’ll it be?
I wouldn’t need to think for long.
I would wish to be a songwriter.
What joy there would be in writing a song that became a part of people’s lives. That took some of the tapestry from your own life and wove it with care into the lives of others.
More than any other art form, songs have marked my life. Birthdays, weddings, graduations, good times, bad times – the music is always there. There are so many songs I love, so many I couldn’t live without. To be the creator of such a powerful, life-changing, sustaining force must be gratifying indeed.
The money and the stretch limos would be good too…..