Here I am – the first morning of a three night camping event.
Oh jeez – it has been crazy. You see, it is time for breakfast – the clock, the sun, and my stomach all agree. But I don’t know where all the various parts of my breakfast stuff are. More specifically, I don’t know where a spoon is. Just like I don’t know where my toothbrush is, or my boot socks, or my little bottle of stevia. Yes – I know they are all in the car. But the car is packed two layers deep with boxes and bags and sacks. Whatever was at my room at the boarding house – all of that is in my car right now – including a printer, a heavy winter coat, at least three boxes of books or papers – and my spoon. It is all a jumble.
That’s what I meant by compromise. It turns out that I only had time to pack everything, not time to sort things into neat little subpiles and pack those into little containers, and then pack all of that into the car. To say it makes it sound so simple, but when my brain is the one carrying all those loose details around, some things are sure to get misplaced or dropped.
I started out trying to recreate my whole camping set-up from last summer during the camping extravaganza across the mid-West and SW. But nothing had stayed where it was six months ago. I moved from the car to a room in a house. I must have rearranged things once or twice a month. But I didn’t do any deep resorting this winter, so… the de-structuring spread throughout every system I had in place as so many things were repurposed in the new environment.
And I forgot to write down how things worked last summer!!
I could be so irritated and pissed off, and if I were in a place that I didn’t want to be, indeed that is exactly how I would react. Today – it is all just too funny – slapstick, True Lies and A Fish Called Wanda, things-are-going-from-bad-to- impossibly-worse, but it will be all right because Love is in the Air and I am in the right place – funny.
So – I find the pieces for a breakfast – and devour it will relish and happy thoughts. And I leave you with the choice to be giddy no matter how disorganized it is around you.
Go. Find something that brings you joy or makes you laugh. And peace be with you.