Saturday, December 6, 2008


Is there a silly little thing from a movie/book/friend's experience that you wish could happen to you? Nothing big and noteworthy like seeing the Eiffel Tower or writing a book, but something insignificant like arraigning to meet someone you don't know and them recognizing you by the red rose and copy of Pride and Prejudice on the cafe table? Maybe jumping into a cab in NYC and knowing the exact address to rattle off to the driver- and actually having a reason to go there.

A few days ago I was walking to the boys' school and a big gust of wind caught my umbrella, turning it inside out. Maybe this should have upset me but instead a huge grin spread across my face! It wouldn't have been half as satisfying had I turned the umbrella purposefully into the wind and orchestrated it; no, it needed to be an accident. Not that my umbrella turning the wrong way was anything I consciously thought needed to happen to me, but when it happened I knew it was one of the things that I needed to happen before I die.

Is this a quirk of mine, or can someone else out there sympathize with me?

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  1. Aah, You Have Mail! I would so love to experience some silly thing like that. Must be the dreamer in me.

  2. Reese, that is a deep thought for my very tired and old-feeling brain. If I come up with one, I'll get back to you.

  3. Well, I guess you're not alone...but mine was truly weird. I was folding laundry...and realized that it had finally happened...I was the Mom...and these little socks were MY babies socks...and the big socks were MY husbands socks. Okay...maybe that's weirder than you were going for...but it's a normal thing that was oddly happy for me!