I’m a cynical person by nature. I’ve always adhered to the side of Murphy’s Law that states “If anything can possibly go wrong, it will.” When something good happens, I usually look for the problem to the solution, for why it can’t possibly work.
I don’t know why. I don’t know why I have trouble living in the moment, experiencing good things as they happen. I am happy, generally speaking, and I am cheerful in disposition, but when things seem good, I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall.
I’ve had a helluva few years.
But I think it’s time to start saying what I’ve seen on some bumper stickers around town: “If anything can go well, it will.”
Because it’s just as true as the reverse.
I did win the piano. I have to figure out how the heck to move it, and where to put it in our rental house, but I just paid $25 + $1.50 in tax for a piano. The kind of piano I’ve been without since moving to Florida in 2012. While I didn’t actually go look at the thing before I bid, rumor has it the piano is even in good working order, and for now, in tune. Yes, I will have to get it tuned upon moving it. That is to be expected…
I may even have someone who is willing to help me move it on Monday. So now, it may be a matter of getting things and gear and GETTING RID OF the clusterf!ck of stuff I don’t need anymore. Letting go to make room.
It’s something. I “lost” my piano to find my way in the world three years ago. I’ve missed it for the past few years.
Maybe it’s time for things to go right.
Now, if I could just grow a healthy crop of lavender…