What to take, what to take…
In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/burning-down-the-house/
Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?
While thinking about this prompt, and reading the many, many replies that were already posted this morning by the time I read my email (and being struck by how poignant some of the posts were, from people who had been through fires or had known people who had been through fires), I was reminded of a Saturday Night Live Steve Martin Christmas Wish.
That’s what I did this morning.
Yes, my purse, my laptop, my iPad, my iPhone, and my Canon. But wait, there’s also the other Canon, and the string bass, and Kevin’s guitars. Ok, so not the iPad because everything is on the phone, so, let’s swap one of the guitars for the iPad, and then maybe the bass for the Canon. Ok. But what about the wine and the espresso machine? And pants (someone else who posted said pants – which I thought was very practical). And the keys to the car so I can move it away from the house. But wait, the keys would be in the purse. So, yes. The purse, and the laptop, and the iPhone and a guitar and some pants. I can always sneak a bottle of wine in my purse…I’ll probably need it if I ever actually get out of the house in time.