Back in the day, Marvel Comics had this series that asked "What if..." and basically changed one or two assumptions about one of the Marvel Universe's characters. For example, one I recall was "What if Gwen Stacey hadn't died?"
It's fun in the fictional world to ponder and it's something that a lot of us can carry over to the real world to varying degrees. Sort of like this story my Grandpa used to tell that he was approached by a guy back in the day with this lucrative investment opportunity, but he turned it down because no one would buy Coca-Cola bottled.
But, for me, there's another side of the coin. Every once in a while, I have one of those--see, that's what your life could have been like moments. Usually these moments make me take a step back and appreciate that while my life is not perfect, it's still pretty damn good.
Had one this afternoon.
Sure, my life isn't perfect, but you know what--it's pretty damn good...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/11/2006 03:58:00 PM