I want to run away and join an animal sanctuary. I can feed baby elephants whose mothers have been killed. I can clean lion pens. Groom camels.
I want to be a documentary filmmaker and travel the world recording everything from the mating habits of the dung beetle to the effect of granola bars on the global economy. I want to study big issues, and small ones.
I want to be a dancer - to glide across the floor with beauty and grace.
I want to be an accomplished piano player. Someone who can change the mood of a room with the stroke of a key.
I want to be a marine biologist and study narwhals. Or squid. Or plankton.
There are so many things I'd like to do with my life that I have neither talent nor training to do. That's why reading books and watching documentaries are so wonderful. They can take me to those worlds, put me in those jobs or lifestyles. They expand my narrow view of the world. And sometimes I learn something new to keep with me in this life I currently live.
What skill or talent do you wish you had?