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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meet Me in St. Louis...

Um, okay, so I've only posted about this movie a million times. Well, not quite a million, but still, I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!

I just got back from St. Louis, and I can't think about that lovely city without singing the song. The problem is, for those who had to listen to my whining, is that when I go there, I feel really gypped, because there is no fair going on!

I've always had a great fascination with the World's Fair. There's something really spectacular about seeing the world and its future showcased with achievable advances. When I was a kid, I loved going to Epcot Center to see all the future world visions. Well, okay, I still love Epcot. For me, the biggest disappointment about hitting 2010 was that we weren't flying around in space ships. Maybe I have just a little too much imagination, or maybe I just catch on to a vision easily. Either way, it's so interesting to me to see how far we've come technologically speaking, and how far we still have to go.

Something I am thinking about in terms of not only the meeting I just left, but also in terms of life in  general. No matter how far we've come, there are still so many exciting things on the horizon. Sometimes it's exhausting because it means that there is so much more work to be done. But other days, like today, it's energizing. I haven't quite figured out what makes the difference.

I do know, though, that with my World's Fair dream, I've begun drooling over Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. The theme is Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life. Maybe not too exciting, unless you consider the theme is FOOD. In ITALY. It sounds a little over the top scientific, so I don't know that it's going to be as fun as the one in St. Louis (or even the 1939-40 fair in New York, my second favorite), but hey, if I had the money to go, I'd be there.

How far into the future do you look? What do you hope to see? Me, I'm still holding out for a spaceship, a Jetson house, and their maid. But hey, if this new expo features food that gives you all the nutrients you need, tastes great, and doesn't add to your waistline, I wouldn't complain!


Urso Chappell said...

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we're working on bringing a world's fair to Silicon Valley in 2020.

Folks in Houston and Minneapolis-St. Paul are working on bids, too.


Danica Favorite said...

Oooh, I could make Silicon Valley.

But the real question is, will there be food and games and rides and a great song to go with it like "Meet Me in St. Louis"?