Thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's post about the whipping cream in a can. I wrote in one of the comments "I am learning to tell the difference between a trick and a treat!" I thought about that some more. It's becoming true for me. 'Bout time, too!
And being the deep thinker that I am, my mind went racing back to an episode of I Love Lucy.
The gang was on their way to California, and they stopped off to eat and rest for the night. Do you remember that one? (Episode 111. "First Stop.") But the little place was too run down to stay in. So, tired as they were, they drove on. Lucy was driving when she saw a sign that said "Good Food" so many miles back. And behold! When they arrived, it was the exact same place!
Of course it was! That is how it works! (at least for me) A sign, a signal, a cue, and voila! I want that thing. And I used to fall for it every time. It's a trick! It never (ok, seldom) delivers on the promise it makes. You end up right back at the same old place. You eat it and you're still not satisfied.
What's worse, I was always surprised when it didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it!
"Surprise is a reasonable response to the unfamiliar, though hardly to something that occurs with such persistence."
An expectation, a disappointment, projects and projections. A comedy of errors!
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result!
So, can o' whipping cream, keep calling my name; watch me not answer.
How about I keep YOU locked up and chained to the fridge for a while?
Or better yet, I'll just let YOU go.