My car was towed.
I pulled my brand new umbrella out of it's box, knowing as I walked to the impound yard that it would rain. It did. I wasn't feeling so great about myself (completely spacing out, as I did. Road construction had started where my car was parked!) As it started to sprinkle I went to open my new umbrella which had just come from Amazon, and as I pushed up on the handle, it broke in my hand. I now held a tiny 4 inch handle next to my face as I walked in the rain to the impound yard 10 blocks away.
I was actually wearing gym clothes and this is shocking, frankly. Why? Because I was going to go to the gym for the first time in ... years. What was the universe trying to say? On top of it, I had two sopping wet parking tickets stuck to my windshield. Hmm.
Sometimes you have to just go with the flow, and keep things in perspective. (After a mini melt down, of course!) But alas, in the grand scheme of things these obviously are not the biggest problems and nothing that a night of great music and thin mints won't cure. I still have a car that drives, Amazon takes returns and Girl Scout Thin Mints haven't changed in 30 years.
Mmmm ... Thin Mints.
Were you a Girl Scout?
That night I listened to my friend Malaika's dad,
play jazz guitar at Vitello's.
... and it was awesome.
John Pisano and Barry Zweig
"Weather the storms.
Let them pass
Keep your balance, as best you're able.
Remember to be flexible and sway with the winds
like the tall trees in the forest.
Trust the flukes, too,
those moments when it snows on the desert.
Let destiny have it's way with you."
Journey to the Heart