Friday, September 30, 2011

Jimminy Cricket!

When you wish upon a star,
Which is very, very far,
Best to send that wish with speed
Like a rocket-powered steed!
If it fails to reach its goal,
Like a hobbled, gimpy foal,
Don't give up.  Just send one more!
Watch it fall flat on the floor.


Astronomical oddities aren't worthy objects of faith.  Not that wishing is faith.


Night Writer said...

A hope is better than a wish. One of the definitions from the Webster's 1828 (and part of my series on "The Perspicacity of Hope":

Hope: A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. Hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. Hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

That is precisely the distinction I had in mind. Well, not in those exact words, but the general gist was there.

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