(Author’s note: Late on the story tonight. In the middle of cleaning the apartment for the next tenant, and getting all my stuff ready to move out. I hope to have a bit more time coming up to get things done, and to do more with the blog.
My time in Korea is ending. I will have a celebration post coming up, along with a State of the Blog very soon…likely while waiting for my flight in 2 weeks. Anyhow, enjoy today’s fictioneers.)
King Of Wishful Thinking
by Miles H. Rost
“What would you do with $10,000,000?”
The longtime fisherman dusted off his hands, and smiled.
“I’d fix this boat up properly, and then take it on a world tour.”
Laughs bubbled from the kids that sat on the dock, watching the old man.
“Your boat won’t go. Hasn’t for two years,” one of the snotty ones remarked.
Henry looked down.
“Sometimes gotta look at reality before experiencing it.”
The kids were silent, as Henry scraped more paint off the keel.
“Can’t work on a boat when your wife is sick, right? King of wishful thinking, y’know.”
They got up and left.
Good story and I love that song!
Thank you! 🙂
Truly, we focus on our loved ones & give priority.
Hope his wife gets well soon.
Wish you all the best for your shifting & for moving out of Korea.
Well, it’s tough going…but I’m hoping things will be a bit more successful as time goes along.
So the 10 million was just idle chatter. I thought maybe an offer was involved.
Kids like to ask interesting questions.
Nothing like reality to blow away dreams or wishful thinking…
Yeah…I’m sure feeling that.
A nice little slice of real life, with its wishes, satisfactions, griefs, difficulties and sheer hard work. There’s time enough for those kids to grow up before they experience it.
Henry’s portraying that to the kids. They should be playing and having fun, that’s what he’s saying.
I like Henry. He has a wonderful philosophy of living.
It’s what happens when family gets sick…you have to look at reality.