I Can Be Spontaneous.
Last Saturday after the Holiday Ball at Downtown Dance Studio (the dance studio that we go to) I noticed The Book Rack. This Book Rack is an establishment with the same name and is in the same place as the bookstore that used to be there. I was curious. I wanted to check it out. I wasn’t sure if my boyfriend would go for it. I took a chance and asked him to check it out with me.
He was interested. This new Book Rack is a place that stocks just about any kind of craft beer that you’ve ever heard of and lots that you may have not heard of. There was contemporary swing music playing. They had board games to play. No one was in there except for the girl employee who was reading a book. It didn’t seem like a happening place. Yet, something inside of me felt like it could be a fun experience to hang out there.
I picked out my favorite game (Scrabble). Then, it occurred to me that it would be more fun to play with three rather than two. Plus, I thought that she might enjoy participating too. Someone I knew from the local playhouse mosied on in for a spell. He wore a Dave Chapelle t-shirt and we had a humorous conversation about whether he looked like Dave Chapelle or not. He said that the game was stressing him out. We all laughed because he wasn’t even playing the game. We had such a fun time. By the way, I lost the game. Seems to be how it goes lately.
It’s spontaneous experiences like this one that I get a kick out of. I look back and remember that time with fondness. And, I am encouraged to incorporate more of them into my life as I remember these kinds of times.
Have you passed up some experiences in your life that required spontaneity? Take a chance on spontaneity some time. It could be a whole lot of fun.
P.S. If you are wondering why I used a turtle for my image, I’ll tell you. Turtles would seem to be anything but spontaneous because they move slow. I used the image not because of what the turtle symbolizes. Like many images of this type I just happen to come across the subject and I take the picture. To me this illustrates spontaneity beautifully because when I take these types of pictures I am being spontaneous by taking advantage of the moment to really see what is around me.