Thursday, September 24, 2009


My dad used to tell us kids all the time "anticipation is greater than the reality." This is due to the fact that our anxiety and restlessness before an outing probably got on his nerves. His wisdom rang true often and after many situations where the actual event was not as exciting as originally expected, disappointment set in. Nevertheless, something deep in our soul likes to get excited and anticipate upcoming visits or travels or anything our imaginations might encourage us to hope for. It's alright that the actuality is not as great as we thought, it is the constant journey and feeling of excitement that gets us through the day. This may be a childlike way to live, but it is better than pessimestically looking at a potential letdown. Ask Thumper and Pontiac (photo) if they tire of anticipating anything that may cross their path. No way. xo