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Sadly, when I hear the word ‘possibilities’, the first thing I think of are Campbell’s Soup ads. I was never really sure why that was their jingle. I mean sure, there are lots of different types of soup. But do any of them taste good?
There are always lots of possibilities, even if some of them don’t work. There are possibilities even when it feels like there aren’t any, like in the middle of the winter when you’re snowed in to your house and haven’t showered in three days. It doesn’t feel like anything exciting is going to happen then. It might. But it doesn’t feel like it.
At certain times, however, it feels like all the possibilities in the world are opening up. For example, in April, when it’s just starting to get warm (well, it’s been warm since February this year, but now it feels like it’s officially spring!), it’s spring break, and there are only 61 days left until the end of the year (not like anyone’s counting). April reminds me of sitting down before a clunky old desktop computer when I was six years old and discovering Microsoft Word. I realized that I could type WHATEVER I WANTED (at the pace of one letter every three minutes). I mean literally. A story about a flying cow. Or a family of dragons. Or anything. I could even write a story about Campbell’s Soup if I wanted to!
Kayleigh Rhatigan, Prose Editor
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