Muskrat Ramblings
“What Do You Want?”
posted by JOHN

So, this last weekend at San Diego Comic Con was pretty amazing.

I didn’t have a booth there, and I didn’t do any panels. Just meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.

I always leave, feeling like the Uncool Kid in school. And remember: this is around NERDS… Possibly because of all the LA nerds at SDCC. LA nerds are strange and powerful creatures of beauty. Stare not directly at their auras…lest they drain your soul…

Anyway, these meetings were great and cool and productive. But I’m a bit haunted by a question someone asked: “What do you WANT?”

“To tell stories,” was my answer.

But now, I’m not entirely sure that was it. I’m not great with on-the-spot answers. I usually have to think about things, for a bit.

So I though. For a couple of days.

What do I want?

(1) To be the best father and husband I can be.

(2) To keep working, and to do the best work I can.

(3) To make people happy, through my work.

(4) To be a good, honest person. And world peace. And +10 Sprinkles of Awesome on my SOLID GOLD ICE-CREAM CONE. And unicorns and double-rainbows, and…YES, YES, YES, we get it. So let’s just stick with (1), (2) and (3), and assume all the rest is lurking back there, the same as it ever was, OK? Jeeze. This is maudlin enough already. You people hve no idea how much work it is, being this sincere!

Anyway, where were we? Oh, yeah. What do I want? (1), (2) and (3). In that order? Probably. Though (2) and (3) may change places, from time to time…but in general, you get the point.

I’d add “To be Happy,” but my family and my work make me very, very happy. How ridiculously lucky am I? All I need to do is be around my family, and work harder, to become happier.

My work is telling stories. I haven’t been telling enough, recently.

That’s changing.

Honest. (See #4).

====== JOHN

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