Wednesday, January 13, 2010

There's Always Something

Dorothy Parker was known to exclaim, "What fresh hell is this?"

Life is a room that is rarely clean for long. Something soaked and dripping always arrives with mud on its boots. It may make more sense to regard those occasions as the norm and the small, uninterrupted moments of pleasure as the exceptions.

And that should encourage us to enjoy the nice times all the more.


Jeff said...

The natural order of things is disorder - at least from where I sit. Takes quite a bit of work to the corners squared.

What a great feeling of success when you wade thru the mess, toss or save, review and file. Then that gentle grassy slope back downwards... :)

- J.

Michael Wade said...


Ah, that gentle grassy slope! I know it well.