Third Wish - two volumes Author:Robert Fulghum "Long ago we stopped making normal wishes. We found they only led to trouble and disappointment. Especially when employed in threes. Now we trust only in retroactive wishes, one wish at a time" — "Retroactive wishes?" — Yes. When you find yourself in a fine place having a fine time, you might remember a time when your life was awful, and how ba... more »ck then you would have wished you were here. But you are here now. Look around you. It's a wonderful place to be. Where you are is exactly what you would have wished for, if you had known. A retroactive wish come true. Choose a pebble from this beach to remind you of what you found.
"And she lived happily ever after?" asked Alex.
"No, just for the time being. But that was enough," replied Alice.« less