I only have a few minutes to devote to today’s blog, so this will be brief. Chris and I have started watching Revolution on NBC. I’m enjoying it so far, but one scene from the pilot really stands out to me as good storytelling.
There’s a flashback where Charlie, the main character, is a little girl, and her parents are letting her eat all the ice cream she wants before it melts. All the electricity in the world has just shut down, and her parents know that it’s likely that she’ll never have the chance to eat ice cream again.
“Slow down,” says her mom. “I really want you to remember what this tastes like.”
So my thoughts for you today, which you could use as a writing prompt or just something to ponder, is “What is your ice cream?” Similar to “What would your ideal last meal be?” I’m asking you, if you were about to leave the world of luxury that is contemporary America in 2012, and enter into a pre-industrial, electricity-free agrarian existence, what is the one thing you would want to experience one last time? Why?