I’ve got this friend who is slightly obsessed with quotes. Just between you and me -and the three other people who read this blog- it’s annoying. Mostly the quotes are “inspirational” and “encouraging”. Things like, “Every wall is a door” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson. Um no Ralphie honey sometimes a wall is just a wall and if you try to walk through it you’ll just look like a nutjob, a drunk or even worse you could end but being the next Youtube “Star”.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t enjoy a little inspiration or need some encouragement every now and then. It’s just that I’d much prefer you be original about it. We all know, “Life is like a box of chocolates” so just shut up and bring them to me already.. you never know what you’ll get. In actuality I much prefer the zingers my kids come up with (usually when enamored of my ability to give them what they want, when they want it).
“You’re the best mom ever. I don’t care what Grandma says!”
“Have I told you lately that you are totally cool?” (often preceded the handing over of car keys)
“You are the best cooker in the planets” (okay so I don’t really get this one, it might be a little too existential)
The point being that quoting someone else, and their words of wit or wisdom is sort of point less. Be original after all “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~Confucius