Thursday, December 30, 2010
Do get caught with your pants down
Muses was the topic of conversation. Namely, the fact that many people attribute their creative genius to a force outside of themselves that is conjured at random moments. So how do we capture those random moments?
As we walked along, we veered off into a mini park between houses. And there, randomly, was a slide. A gargantuan slide!
I hastily swung onto the slide and coasted down a little less quickly than I had expected. When I reached the bottom, I turned around, and there at the top sat my boyfriend. Stuck, unable to slide.
"What happened? Am I not a little boy anymore?"
"Lean back!" I suggested. It didn't work. He pulled himself down the slide kicking the heels of his boots ahead of him. He tried again, swinging harder from the bar at the top of the slide. It still didn't work.
"Maybe it's my pants, or maybe I'm just getting old," he said.
"So then take them off," I jokingly responded.
"Good idea!" He dropped trow, swung from the top of the slide, and slid down that slide faster than any adult would feel comfortable with. Pure genius...
Moral of the story: genius comes when you let your pants [ahem, guard] down.