What is a bucket list? I asked and learned that it was simply a list of things I want to do. Some people have a list a mile long and I wonder how they feel if all their dreams are not realised. I must live an adequate life because I don’t seem to yearn for much. I did once have three desires: watching tennis at Wimbledon, getting a job in advertising, and listening to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Not one wish was fulfilled, although I did visit the Albert Hall on other occasions. As a teenager I sang there in a choir and later in life visited several times with the WI, singing Jerusalem with hundreds of WI members. Now that WAS a wonderful experience that I’m glad I didn’t miss.
Perhaps I’m not ambitious enough to have a bucket list or could it be that I am satisfied with my lot and don’t crave for other things? Does that make me dull and uninteresting or even characterless? I do tend to ‘take it as it comes’, seizing opportunities as and when presented, but I cannot recall a time when I absolutely yearned for something to happen. Don’t you think that’s a waste of valuable time? Mind you, I wouldn’t mind wishing for some kind of power... a magic wand, for instance, one that could control or cure at a single wave.
Do you have a bucket list, if so would you like to share it?