Wishing doesn't make it so. Ask, and you at least have a chance. Ask anybody, ask everybody, ask God. Ask for help with the dishes. Ask for a ride because you don't have a car. Ask what it's going to take for you to get a promotion. Ask a friend for a loan. Ask a beloved to hold you just one luscious minute more. When a stranger asks how old you are, Ask Why does it matter? Ask someone over for breakfast, then ask wheter they want hot fudge or peanut butter on their ice cream. Ask yourself why it's so hard to ask. And even harder to receive. When the brownies are absolutely divine, ask for the recipe. When the seminar is terminally boring, ask to be excused.