106/365 Aladdin’s Companion
I know, this looks familiar. Could it possibly be the companion to Aladdin’s Lamp?
This hinge fascinates me from an imaginative perspective. I imagine rubbing its weathered body, polishing it so that it gleams, and having a genie billow out to offer me three wishes. I imagine the three wishes I might ask. I wish…. I wish for….. Um, well… I wish for a….
That’s where my imagination gets hijacked because I don’t have three wishes. I’ve seen too many genie movies and read too many genie books to want to unleash a selfish/unselfish wish out into the world to be granted by someone/thing outside myself.
Yet, it’s just your imagination, Dezra. There are no genies who grant wishes, you know that. So why not play along and unleash those wishes out of your head? Why become practical with your imagination at this point? I mean, it’s NOT REAL so make your wishes!!! Unleash them!
But I can’t. My wishes are stuck. I’m afraid that if I wish out loud, my wishes might come true, and then I’ll be responsible for them!
I really wish I wasn’t afraid.
This entry was posted on February 16, 2012 by Dezra Despain. It was filed under 365 Days Journey Through the Past and was tagged with 365, 365 Project, Aladdin's Lamp, lamp, photography, weathered metal.