[BGmusic: C & F by Antarctica Takes It!]
Quote for the day:
I just wanted a picture! You can’t disappoint a picture!
- Troy, Community S02E16: Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking
The thing about “waiting for life to happen” that is oh-so-popular with the twenty-somethings-stuck-in-ruts such as myself is that we often overlook the importance of being ready when things actually start happening.
Forced metaphor time. Say you’re on a surfboard and you’re waiting for a good wave, and you wait and wait and wait for aaaages, and when it finally comes, you’ve got your back turned and end up being swept under the sheer force of the water. Or you’ve been baking something complicated – a souffle – and when it’s ready, you find that you’ve misplaced your gloves, and so you have to choose between burning your fingers or ruining your pastry. Or you’re a Jewish bridesmaid and after waiting all night for the bridesgroom to come you find that you haven’t got any oil for your lamp, so like the sad schmitty you are you get left out of the partay. Etcetera.
I’ve been waiting for adventure in the great wide somewhere for so long; long enough to make me an expert in waiting but terrible at everything adventuring requires. True story.