“What I Wish” – Bio
The Blacklist (James Spader)
Premiered September 23, 2013
American crime thriller television series.
“What I Wish” – Monologue
Have you ever sailed across an ocean, Donald?
On a sailboat surrounded by sea with no land in sight, without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come?
To stand at the helm of your destiny?
I want that one more time.
I want to be in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, to feel the surge as ten racehorses go thundering by.
I want another meal in Paris at L’Ambroisie in the place des Vosges.
I want another bottle of wine and then another.
I want the warmth of a woman in the cool set of sheets.
One more night of jazz at the Vanguard.
I want to stand on summits and smoke Cubans and feel the sun on my face for as long as I can.
Walk on the Wall again.
Climb the Tower.
Ride the River.
Stare at the frescos.
I want to sit in the garden and read one more good book.
Give me that – Just one time.
Most of all I want to sleep – I want to sleep like I slept when I was a boy.
Give me that. Just one time.
That’s why I won’t allow that punk out there to get the best of me, let alone the last of me.”