The human story
“The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.” — Winston Churchill
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just don’t add up and we get a different sum than we were expecting. It’s helpful to remain flexible and keep a sense of humor when confronted with illogical circumstances. Or maybe we can get creative with the statistics as the folks at New Cuyama did, and put a different spin on the usual rules– as long as we realize it’s all in fun and doesn’t change reality.
How do you react when your story does not unfold according to plan? Do you get angry, frustrated, and discouraged? Or do you look for the good in the situation, even if the only good is the ability to laugh it off? Life goes on, and if we’re fortunate, we go on with it, whether we choose to smile, sigh or smirk. Today, however the day goes, let’s try to smile.
One year ago today: