Friday Night Think Tank: Magic Easter Basket Edition

Doc BrownIt’s Friday night, Modern Philosophers!

This was anything but a good Friday, so when I went grocery shopping, I spent some time in the candy aisle.  I don’t usually buy myself Easter treats, but it was that kind of day at the end of one of those weeks.

I started my Easter celebration a little early, so please don’t judge the chocolate stains on my Deep Thinking toga.  Remember, the Think Tank is a safe place.

Are you ready to join me in the Good Friday Night Think Tank?  Bring your Deep Thoughts and any extra Easter candy.  It’s going to be a long night…

This week’s topic: You’ve got a magic Easter basket.  With what do you fill it?  Let’s go deep here, Modern Philosophers, and realize that you can fill the basket with absolutely anything that will fit inside without breaking it.

I had originally thought of this topic as a simple one, which was all I assumed my brain could handle after the day I had.  After forming some Deep Thoughts, however, I really challenged myself to come up with a creative answer.

The topic is a bit vague.  It says the Easter basket is magic.  Why bother to mention the magic if that wasn’t important?  Does it mean the basket will grant my wish and that anything I put in it will magically become mine?  Hmmmmm…

basketMy mind has been elsewhere this week, about 1400 miles west of Maine, which is usually where it wanders when I’m feeling lost.  With that being the case, I think I’d fill my Easter basket with photos of me with The Girl Who Always Fills My Basket With Love.

Since it is a magic Easter basket, those pictures would not be of times we have already spent together, but rather, of events in the future from the time we’ll spend together once she is done with school.

A basket filled with such photographs is exactly what this Modern Philosopher wants and needs this Easter.

So what about you, Modern Philosophers?  What’s in your basket?

Remember, there are no wrong answers in the Think Tank, so write whatever comes to mind.  I look forward to reading all of your comments, but that will have to wait until after I’ve looked through all the amazing photos in my Easter basket…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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14 Responses to Friday Night Think Tank: Magic Easter Basket Edition

  1. ItMatterstoGrey says:

    That is a fantastic basket idea. I enjoyed reading it.

    • Austin says:

      So what would you put in the basket?

      • ItMatterstoGrey says:

        In my baskets I would want pictures like those in the Harry Potter books, pictures that are alive in some respect.

        For my children’s basket I would put pictures of my proudest memories of them. I think they would be surprised at some of the things I was most proud of them. Also find a way to print and bind my blog as a book for them so after I am gone they have a deeper insight into the complexity of their fathers life, good and bad.

        To my parents I would want them to see pictures of the future of their grandkids and maybe great grandkids.

        To my muse, something a bit different. I would want her to have a copy of the book she inspired me to write.

      • Austin says:

        Awesome answer. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. grannyK says:

    This is probably a terrible answer, but the way I’m feeling right now I would fill it with magic sleeping pills that actually help me sleep but do NOT make me groggy until noon the next day! Most of my life I have suffered with insomnia and the last three nights have been brutal. I have pills that are supposed to help you drift off to sleep, and they do, but I’m awake an hour later and then the battle begins! A doctor gave me actual sleeping pills and I slept alright…all night and in the tub and at work. I was groggy most of the next day. Anyway, so I would have magic sleeping pills!

  3. grannyK says:

    Or Reese’s peanut butter eggs. That would be okay, too.

  4. floridaborne says:

    Last night I was given the best Easter present ever. Slept through most of the night and woke up rested. A gift like that can’t be put in an Easter basket. 🙂

    What I would like in my Easter basket are 2 letters: The first. a contract to publish my books and the second one a contract to make a movie out of my books.

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