Naivety may appear foolish but it is free. And freedom is priceless, especially of the mind and soul. The heart can desire anything, whether it eventually materializes or not. Beggars may not have the proverbial horses but who can stop them from having wishes.
The vast majority of Nigerians have wishes and only God knows the complete spectrum of those wishes, especially in this season. Through the ‘Wish upon a star’ song by Cliff Edwards and DreamWorks The Bad Guys movie, we see an interesting intersection, and wish upon Nigeria, as the country marches towards the 2023 elections, the lingering situation in the movie.
Below are the lyrics of Cliff Edwards’s song, ‘When you wish upon a star’:
Makes no difference who you are,
Anything your heart desires,
Will come to you.
If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme,
When you wish upon a star,
As dreamers do.
Fate is kind,
She brings to those who love,
The sweet fulfillment of,
Their secret longing,
Like a bolt from the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true