The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between the ages of 2½ and 18 years old.
I’m not a child, although it could be argued I’m on my second childhood, and I’m not critically ill, although I have many serious underlying diseases, but I turned 65 this month and it’s made me contemplate what unfulfilled wish I would most like to see come true.
I don’t lust after a Ferrari, I’m content with my Ford Focus. I don’t desire to live in a gated community, I’m satisfied with my little pink house in my working-class neighborhood. I don’t lament not having a trophy wife, my loyal dog is all the company I wish or desire.
However, my life is not complete, and if I dropped dead today, I would mourn that I kicked the bucket without having experienced the transcendent pleasure of smoking a blunt with Snoop Dogg, that’s my Make-a-Wish fantasy, and Number One on my bucket list.
Snoop is the most admired and beloved celebrity in the world; his music transcends genres, and he exudes goodness, purity of spirt and a cool vibe that appeals to children from two to ninety-two. Even folks who think rap music is of the devil, are enthralled by the heroic figure straight outa Long Beach.
Chillin’ on the beach, “Gin and Juice” playing on the radio and Snoop Dogg and I sharing a fat ass blunt. That’s nirvana! That’s paradise! That’s No. 1 on my bucket list.