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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Queen for a Day

As my first act as Queen, for one day I would command that

Shelter doors would open and each orphan, hard luck kid, lost dog, unwanted mother cat with kittens, and runaway would find someone standing there to welcome them home. Others too.

Amnesty would be declared in the land for those who are innocent, confused, have overdue books, owe money in third world countries, couldn’t read or speak English but still tried to assimilate, hard workers who were rif-ed, the simple, grandiose and delusional dreamers.

SUVs would gladly be auctioned by owners who would share the profit with their neighbors who need a car or a new pair of shoes, while finding a cleaner alternative for their own family--up and down each block, each town, each state, each province. I would expect my people to be creative in their zeal to clean up after themselves, sow new seeds and remember to leave the place cleaner than they found it.

Little children, older people, those who returned from wars, mentally infirm, challenged and forgotten, and all the sick would be given what they need and these gifts would be distributed by all my strong, brave-hearted people. Some would set the table and some would cook and everyone would eat together, just once. Just a reminder: no animals would be eaten, the Queen is a vegetarian. One long table with cushions, chairs, mats and plenty of clean water for everyone to wash down the generous helpings. No one would go away hungry or thirsty. And I would be a handing out doggie bags for everyone to take home.

All people would be required to look up from their burdens, give thanks in their own way to their Creator then turn around seeking their place in the fabric of the planet. Gold threads would be considered as important as the hands that move the shuttle.

Relief would show in my people’s eyes, smiles would be broad, shy, toothless, hair-lipped or capped. For one day my people could feel safe, free, hopeful, refreshed and encouraged. All creatures would live another day.

A Queen can dream, can’t she?

You can read other dreamer's ideas
here at Sunday Scribblings.

16 comments:

Marie said...

Nice post! You've got a very beautiful blog!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'll secon the comment above from Marie..
What a nice post by the way... I enjoy reading it... but I would have liked just a little meat on the table. ;-)

Catherine said...

You should be Queen for more than a day!!
Great post!
Cat

Marianne said...

Long live the Queen!

thefirecat said...

"Some would set the table and some would cook and everyone would eat together, just once."

This just says it all. Brava.

Granny Smith said...

Your fairytale (unfortunately) post makes me ashamed of my literal answer in response to the prompt. You write so beautifully! But why be queen for just a day? I want such a queen to stick around forever!

giggles said...

I here thou dub you Queen forever and a day! You truly are the queen of hearts,love, charity and kindness!!!

Hugs Giggles

Inland Empire Girl said...

Hail to the Queen... Could you be Queen a few more days? Miracles will happen.

Kiah said...

thanks. thats really good. i would like to live in a world like that, but i'll have to eat a little meat in order for me to survive and not go crazy.;-)

Menopauseprincess said...

Okay. I am totally stepping aside for you, you should be Queen, period.

Your thoughts made me tearful. Maybe it's because I'm Menopauseprincess and have an excess of hormones.

But I don't think so.

paisley said...

wow... if you ever get the job let me know,,, i just might rejoin the general population.....

tumblewords said...

Lovely thoughts but I'm with those who believe your reign should last much longer - one day just isn't enough since we have so far to go...

Patois said...

All of those ideas are quite nice. I, too, might have a bit of difficulty forgoing meat, but if the Queen declared it, what could one do?

gautami tripathy said...

Dream? A queen can get things done at her whim!

susan said...

The music, the peacock blue, the Picasso, YOUR Words, borught tears to my eys.
May your reign be long and healthy. Long live the queen.
( I had to go thru the pain and suffering to sign uop with Google to leave this post)
You truly inspred me!

sundaycynce said...

I agree totally with Granny Smith. But dear lady, you totally have my vote for Queen for a Day.

Have you considered running for public office??? You might consider it.

Super post!!!! As pleasingly written as its content was positive.