Vanilla – plain and without any extras or adornments; “the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond”; “the basic car is known as the vanilla version”
“Drink up dreamers…you’re running dry…” – Peter Gabriel
So many people have given up looking for the extraordinary in favour of the comfort of vanilla. We all save for tomorrow without knowing when the flood will come. We sit home and pay someone to entertain us by watching their product placements flash across a screen at a million miles per hour.
We all wait for something…have been waiting a very long time rather than getting up and making our lives happen on our own. We sit back in our vegetable maker recliner chairs and watch the Sun and Moon chase each other across the sky…while we feed our faces with the products we saw on the latest episode of Glee or Monday Night Football.
We sit there continuing to wait…while the flood may come at any moment. The flood that will quickly, without mercy, snuff out the candle of our lives. This flood is created by no god and cannot be stopped by your prayers requesting mercy…it just comes and takes everything with it when it does.
So what are you waiting for? What happens when the stores run out of vanilla? What will you watch then?