The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Making Plans

The View from a Drawbridge

When you make plans for the future, you’re demonstrating a delightful amount of optimism. Because life is fragile. It can pop like a soap bubble at any time. I’ve seen that happen more than once. John Lennon said, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” Sorry, John. You know I love …

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Right around the time that Trump got elected, I noticed that I was using the “angry” icon in response to a lot of my friend’s Facebook posts about what was happening. I don’t think of myself as an angry person in general, but so many outrageous things are going on in the world these days …

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I used to know someone who was so pessimistic that it was draining to be in his presence. I’m not exactly Little Mary Sunshine myself, but I do have a fundamental philosophical difference with that guy that we were never able to resolve. I believe your attitude can dictate your mood. He believes that you …

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When I was little, if you asked me to choose a favorite color I would have said purple without hesitation. Purple, purple, purple. Everything around me had to be purple if possible. I didn’t care if it was a pastel or a dark rich shade, as long as it was purple. Then, sometime around age …

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The definition of insanity, we’re told, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It could be argued that that’s also the definition of optimism, determination, confidence, naïveté, or just plain stubbornness. I’ve always assumed that the solution to this is to stop doing the same thing over and over …

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