Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Slow Evolution of Spontaneity
I plan to start thinking about practicing spontaneity in my life, if when it happens I would have at least some advanced notice.
Therein lies the rub-a-dub-dub.
Of course, when I call YOU and say "Hey let's ___________ right now!" You are to reply with an emphatic, putting on my coat out the door YES!
Nicole called yesterday to give me a referral to a dermatologist. (Only because I requested!)
Then she said she was going to the New York Botanical Gardens with some friends. Hey, would I like to go?! This just after I was telling her how I THOUGHT to call her on Friday and say "Hey, neighbor wanna go and see "Iron Man"?" But I didn't. I only THINK about spontaneity at present. Unless it is to go to Zabars alone to buy baked goods. I practice that so often that it almost seems scheduled.
Can I frame a subject or what?!
Well, my bluff was called and I said , "SURE!"
I met Nicole's friends Amy and Avery (Avery works in cancer research, Amy edited ''Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father'' which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, Nicole works with epilepsy and I work in gay mobile! Which of these things is not like the other!?) and the four of us had a fantastic day in the gardens seeing the "Darwin's Garden" exhibit and all the amazing, amazing flora.
The players in this entry: Pat, Amy, Avery, Nicole
I am still stunned at what we have on this planet. So much seems, well, fake! I am partial to roses and dahlias and could give a fig for the succulents, but that is just me. Lupins depend on my mood, but I can get all misty over gardenias and be downright giddy among peonies.
I can hear your thought bubble: "Pansy." Ouch.
We had a lovely day and it was great to meet Amy and Avery. We are now planning a hiking date.
I am grateful for my bad skin and Nicole's courtesy!
The whole picture.