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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Living In Fantasy Land

What’s up Courvoisier? I’m thinking we should get together and do a mural.
Cool that sounds good! When do you want to meet?
Some time next week.

Okay so next week came and went along with an additional three weeks. But we finally meet a month later and there is no real progress made. Hmm…okay.

So let’s meet up again?
Sure, in three more weeks? (chuckle)
Nah, before that hopefully.

Okay…so next week came and went along with an additional three weeks. (Yup, you read that twice because it happened twice.)

This is when the whole thing becomes hilarious to me. Those who know me know I am not one to do a whole lot of talking about what I am about to do, kind of just get on with doing it. I talk to plan and prioritize my actions.

So in between these meet and greets I am thinking let’s exchange some emails. Part take in a little virtual brainstorming, but oh-no that can't work if you don't respond to the email. Am I missing something? You asked me to get together. Are you serious? Or is this just a fantasy?

I keep thinking maybe it is me. Maybe I am too productive. I really don't see the point in us talking about what we will do and when. So I shall entertain a different notion.

Let's say this is a fantasy. The idea of painting this mural with my help is a place of comfort. You don't actually have to do anything. All you have to do, is when life gets too much to handle, call me up and ask to meet. We won't actually have a focused conversation nor will we decide on the next steps. But some how at the end of the day you will have contributed to this dream.

I don't really understand and I am not sure that I ever will. Dreams that are not pursued seem to frustrate me. I know that times are hard and your recent layoff couldn't have come at a worst time, but just think of all the free time you have to pursue this dream. I am not saying spend all day working on it but you do have more time on your hands now. However if you insist, I will be there as your friend regardless of the excuse you use. Just understand I can't help you fulfill your dreams...if you are not willing to pursue them and make the necessary sacrifice.

Shall we meet up again, in say three weeks? (chuckle)

Much luv until next week...peace :)


rawdawgbuffalo said...

no such thing as being tooooo productive folk - keep it up

happy black history month


Tina said...

girl! keep bein productive. we know some ppl don't know how to follow thru!

Tina said...

girl! keep bein productive. we know some ppl don't know how to follow thru!

Rum Punch said...

Yeah so I really don't like getting roped into other people's dreams. I don't mind helping you out. Giving you advice. Being supportive. Or even being a co-laborer if it's a vision that we both share. But don't try to get me to do the heavy lifting for your dreams. Happen not gonna.

At first I would be hesitant to say no because I didn't want to hurt people's feelings, but now I can say, "my plate is full with my own stuff. And I don't have time to devote to that. And that wouldn't be fair to you." And then I sit back and see if they do it on their own. It usually doesn't happen...

Courvoisier said...

Rum Punch...where were you when I laid in bed with Lucifer? Amarretto?

Rum Punch said...

LOL! LOL! I'm sorry girl. But now you know what to say. And if he comes at you again with some let's meet up (in 3 weeks), you can be like, "oh I have so much happening right now so I wouldn't be able to give 100% to that project. But you know, do you." And then see what happens. :-)