9/10/2006

A Perfect Day In The Future, Part One...


I spend a lot of time on this blog grousing about the state of the humanity. That doesn't mean I don't have dreams for the future. Notice I say "dreams" - plural. You see, I have many dreams based on many different contingencies. I'd rather not lock myself into the pursuit of one dream. Here is one of them:

The location is some secluded lake, maybe in the mountains. I'm thinking somewhere like British Columbia. I have friends there and they really love it. I think Canada would be a good fit for me, but it could also be a lake in Vermont, upstate New York, or even here in Michigan. I am sitting on an Adirondack chair on a stone patio under a natural canopy of pine boughs, looking out towards a glassy lake that reflects the forested opposite shore. There is a green lawn that ends and becomes a sandy beach. There are no boats other than a couple of kayaks pulled up on the shore. There is also a long, narrow pier that reaches out into the lake. Sitting next to me is a wife whose face is not yet discernable. We are watching our two kids, a boy and a girl, who have just reached the age when they feel brave enough to jump off the end of the dock by themselves. They cannot get enough of this newly discovered activity. I put my hand above my eyes to shield the glare of the sun so I can watch them laughing and splashing. I look over at my wife and she looks at me and quietly says:

"This is fucking awesome."

I laugh in agreement as we both run down to the dock to join in the fun. Later, after the sun sets, we start a fire and sit around it, stuffing our faces with snacks and trying to make each other laugh with goofy songs and stories. A full moon is now reflecting off the lake creating a beautiful glow to the surrounding woods. A feeling of complete and utter contentment washes over me.

Remember, this is just one of many. There is another one where my other single male buddies and I buy one of the many islands for sale between Michigan and Canada, declare our sovereignty, and secede from the United States. We'll talk about that one later...

10 comments:

dirty said...

It is so nice to hear about someone elses dreams. I am an every day dreamer and I always have been...sadly none of my best dreams have ever came true...I hope your's do.

Marni said...

That sounds freakin' awesome...

lulu said...

I promise you Chris, you'll have at least a dozen women hitting on you if you keep writing this kind of stuff.

Megan said...

*swoon*

lulu said...

See Chris, there's one right there....

GETkristiLOVE said...

Oh c'mon, let's hear about that other dream now - all us women are on the edge of our seats.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Chris, I think you are purposefully being all romantic-y and stuff so you can meet women through your blog.

Women, beware! He has a fantasy football team!

Chris said...

Dammit, Vikki. Pipe down, you'll ruin my cover! Actually, as sappy as this post is, it is indeed true. One of the most important facets is that I would have a wife that would say "This is fucking awesome." That is crucial.

Chris said...

I meant to say that MY sappy post is true, not Vikki's viscious theory. I'm never going to meet someone through this blog. I'm still holding out for that magical trip to the supermarket!

Megan said...

Oh right, fantasy football! Nevermind then. Swoon retracted. Plus I totally hate the f-word.