What's your ice cream?

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?

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    As far as food goes, I’m not a huge fan of frozen stuff so that doesn’t bother me. Refrigeration can be achieved in other ways, so I think I would be fine.

    The last thing I would like to experience is a thorough dental checkup to make sure everything is in proper working order before we go back to the days of manual drills.

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    You make a compelling point as always, with the dental thing. I never think of practical stuff like that. To your point, some friends of mine are aggravated with Revolution because all the men are clean shaven. Because apparently everyone had a 15 year supply of Schicks hoarded up.

    I think I would listen to my favorite songs over and over and over, personally.

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