Wishcasting Wednesday – What do You Wish to Choose?

Remember that quote from “Trainspotting“? Enter Mark “Rents” Renton, heroin addict and main character (read it aloud with a wicked Scottish accent):

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else.

That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I discovered Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting prompt for today.

Let me reassure you: I do not choose to be a heroin addict. Instead, I DO choose life, the one I want to live, on my own terms. I choose to go forward and fully commit to making my dreams come true and inspiring others while doing so. I choose passion, freedom, empowerment, joy, and above all, love.

And dark chocolate, always.

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16 responses to “Wishcasting Wednesday – What do You Wish to Choose?

  1. I don’t know if anyone CHOOSES to be a heroin addict. But the other chosen lifestyle described is equally addictive and mummifying, if less overtly deadly. The point is to actively choose, I think, and not allow the heroin or suburban dreams to do the choosing for us.

    So as you wish to choose for yourself, so I wish for you too.

  2. I love the movie homage darling! xx

  3. Great wish. As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also.

  4. Wow! What a dialog! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also….and dark chocolate, too..

  5. Did you say dark chocolate? I’m sorry, was there something about wishes?

    I wish for everyone a beautiful chocolate covered life!
    ♥♥♥

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  7. Rents monologue has always inspired me too. I love the way he spits out the words. And they are wise words. I am so glad that you are choosing to choose “to go forward and fully commit to making my dreams come true and inspiring others while doing so.” and feel the need to reassure you that you do…i love coming here and reading what is on your mind. As you wish for yourself, dear Emmanuelle, so i wish for you also.

  8. As you wish for yourself, I am wishing for you also.

  9. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

    I’m not familiar with this piece – it’s thought provoking. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. I LOVED that movie!
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well. ♥

  11. That’s a good monologue and great movie. And a great choice (without the heroin!). As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

  12. Definitely the chocolate!
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also :o)

  13. Amazing!
    As you wish for yourself, i wish for you also!

  14. great juxtapositioning, and hopefully great chocolate 😉

    best wishes always, for all of us

  15. Wow thank you for your amazing comments guys! ❤

    As you wish for yourselves, so I wish for you also 🙂

  16. As you wish for yourself Emanuelle, I too wish for you.

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