“seize the day,” she says. “live for the moment! you never know if this day could be your last.”
“tomorrow is another day,” he says. “i will put that on the list. we have plenty of time.”
How is this ever going to work? I don’t know…I have no idea, in fact, but somehow, it does. Just go with it.
We are all in search of happiness, but maybe part of finding that happiness more about finding a balance. An equal measure of perfection and total chaos, so that we can know how to appreciate the good…and recognize the happiness when we have it. You can’t really have the good without the bad, because then good would just be status quo…and if all you ever have is just the norm, then you will always be struggling to find better.
If you look for the balance, you will see it in each day of your life…the night to your day, the dark to your light, happy to your sad—We all have to sit in traffic to get to the beach (well most of us do) but when you finally get there, after 40 minutes of bumper-to-bumper, listening to Britney and Gaga on blast, it seems that much better and so much more worth the ride.
You will also see the same dichotomies if you review the span of your life from start-to-current and it will continue on in your future. Suffer through high school and have a blast in college. Share a tiny room with your sister for twenty years, move out and get a place in California. You reach a point where you feel like nothing is going right, and then one you finally find the pants that fit…even if you eat that cupcake…and even better…they match your socks.
It might not always be “me too!” (although a shared appreciation for icing, sofa cinema, foolish bets and other oddities will surely bring a smile). But when “me too” doesn’t happen…this does:
“i love to dance,” she says.
“i love to watch you,” he says.
“i love to write,” she says.
“i love to read you,” he says.
“i think i l**e you,” he says…
“how do you even pronounce that???” she says.