Focusing on a goal. The purpose in one’s life. Family. Career. Love. Longing. Dreams. Reality as one perceives it. Life…in all its beauty! Ways and ways to describe seconds passing by… The good, the bad, and the amazing!
This week started unlike any other…it felt like the last never finished…like Saturday turned into night and lasted forever…and then the sun rose again, and it was Monday.
Saturday night was the Prom. Yes, you’re nodding, you know what it feels like. Normally, as an innocent bystander, I would just prep attire and enjoy a quiet night with a great movie. This time around I had to play artist…granted, I was not alone in this, but as any perfectionist would agree, a job well done is one that you do yourself. You know, making sure nobody trips over the overly expensive soft light right before the Prom pictures are supposed to start happening…or that the settings on the top-of-the-line camera are not accidentally messed up, after spending hour setting everything up…little things like that…or calming down hyperventilating professionals who can’t cope with the excited, prom dressed, on high heels, partying crowd.
My job was so easy! All I had to do was make sure all was perfect! The only little issue was at the end of the night, when my cheeks wouldn’t relax from “smile” position, and my niceties had completely finished so my bubbly self turned to a taciturn pumpkin… which I haven’t managed to shake…I am now hiding behind my shades and try to smile pretty, in passing, for fear that anyone who would ask me anything might get the void that I’m staring into…
But funny thing, life…it gathers all that you imagine, and whatever you might not, puts it all together, shakes it well and offers you the wildest cocktail, that you have never envisioned. And you can gulp it down and loath it, or your can experience the new taste with open mind, and try to find the flavor that you can live with, or, who knows..maybe even enjoy!
Here’s to the wild card! May we play it to win!