Sunday, May 01, 2011

Grandiose Ideas are Better Left in the Head

The best laid schemes of mice and men go oft awry.

VERY awry.

The overall project wasn't a bad idea. It was just...the wrong time and most definitely the wrong place.

Each detail I'd laid out was just a little askew, a little wrong, a little bit of fail. I didn't personally do anything wrong. Unfortunately, just nothing was quite right. Probably nothing would have been quite right given the circumstances. That was no one's fault.

The night was not lost however. After a re-group over coffee, there was happy hour and supper with good friends and then the rest of the night melted away in quiet weirdness and some lessons learned.

1) Fun isn't manufactured. The most fun can be a deck of cards and a silly new game spread out over a rented bedspread.

2) There is a lot to be said for how two people navigate through a problem together. Were we both disappointed? Yes. I believe so. But that didn't mean we fought or got bent out of shape or placed blame on the other. We talked. We laughed. We acknowledged the ludicrous situation and made the best of what we had to work with.

3) It's good to be flexible.

4) I don't have to try quite so hard.

While the memory I'd hoped to create didn't come to fruition, the memory that was created will be long lasting and, likely, infinitely more valuable no matter where we end up. The memory of laughing at the adventures in comedic error we endured.

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