The Story Doesn’t Always Turn Out To Be What You Think It’s Going to Be.

We recently had an unexpected nor-easter here where I live. While housebound, during a storm, you get to hear all kinds of strange and curious sounds.

THUMP!

“that’s snow rolling off the roof” said my husband comfortingly.

THUMP!

“More snow” he said.

THUMP!

and so we read and snacked and drowsed our way through the monstrous storm.

And, when we went outside the following day, there were branches the size of small trees snapped off and laying on our roof, and piled up in our yard, and dangling over the house, attached by a splinter.

GAK!

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The story doesn’t always turn out to be what you think it’s going to be. It sometimes drags, or runs off in unexpected directions, or just won’t fit the purpose you started out with, like something from the “one-size-fits-all” bin

And then you need to make up your mind.

Will you discipline that story like an unruly puppy, and get it to do its business?…

Or will you wander along with it, and see where it decides to go?…

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Either way is good…

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By the by, we called up Mike, the man who does our home repairs and is more like a gentle white knight in  biker’s clothes than any one I’ve seen.

And Mike came over, and looked at our tree with concern, and had all of those limbs trimmed off, 30 feet in the air, within the hour. (I didn’t watch him and I don’t know how he does it, although I suspect levitation….)

And our roof is ok.

And we are ok

And the story continues to unfold…

Catherine Kane

11/8/11

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