first off, let me tell you that this is what we woke to this morning.
mountains and frozen lake through crystals on the glass of our balcony
coffee by the fire
i haven’t used the wordpress mobile options much, so i am not sure how this post will look (if i ever stop obsessing and just hit publish, that is.) if it isn’t my version of perfect, i imagine i’ll be racing to the computer to fix it up the minute i get in the door, though i promise i will not be rushing to leave this snowy paradise. if this post is far from perfect, do your best to forgive me. we’ve already come this far! 😉
you see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. and the realists, well, without the dreamers, they might never get off the ground. ~ cam (modern family)
interesting. i recorded this quote in a draft a few weeks ago. maybe it was just one week, i don’t know. enough time has passed that i’ve forgotten my intention or what i was crafting in my head as a post. fortunately, it lines up perfectly with something i was contemplating the other night.
when kevin arrived at my place on friday, i had just hung up on a phone call with a friend from out of town. after discussing my recent project and what i have been doing professionally, she floated a potential opportunity my way and asked if i’d be interested. always yearning for new opportunity, greater challenges and considering the boost it would give to my experience, was my response was simple: absolutely!
as kevin made himself at home, i told him all about what *might* come to be in a short story long kind of way. while he is by far the most supportive person ever in my life and i know he believes in me to no end, something he eventually said made clear just how differently we approach things.
just remember, babe, it’s not for sure. i don’t want you to get your hopes up and be disappointed.
it shone light on our absolute opposite perspective.
looking forward to something is what gets me through the days. it’s exciting and it makes the future so much brighter. i would never say that i don’t feel disappointment. i do. in fact, i take it quite hard. i guess i just bounce back quickly. i take great pride in my ability to find the silver lining and the reason why whatever happened was meant to be or for the better. it’s just what i do, even in the absolute worst of times. ( i can provide at least one reference who will vouch for that.)
i guess for kevin, it’s better not to risk the anguish of not getting what you want by focusing on the fact that nothing is guaranteed and not counting your proverbial chickens before their eggs have hatched. i’m sure it’s a line of thinking that has its benefits. i just can’t fit optimism-free days into the life i want to lead in the same way he doesn’t want to tempt disappointment.
just an observation. it’s a difference that probably matches us up even tighter and better. interconnected and interdependent. you know, like yin and yang.
if you saw the episode of modern family from which the quote i opened with came, you have a bit of any idea of what i’m saying. some of us are dreamers while some of us are realists. if you get it right, then in the end, it all balances out.
coffee time is over and the fire has been turned off. we have massages booked in 45 minutes so it’s time for us to come out of hibernation.