82. And isn’t it ironic…

Yes I am channelling Alanis Morissette today and thinking ‘isn’t it ironic…don’t you think…A little too ironic?’ And no I did not have a black fly in my chardonnay for that is merely unfortunate or irritating, and not ironic.

But anyway, I’m talking more about the fact that sometimes we really want things from people that they aren’t able to give us…but then they easily give them to someone else. And yes that is ironic really and it is frustrating and disappointing. But frankly we don’t really know what we want half of the time. And even if we do know what we want, we aren’t always the best judge of who should provide it.

There are things I’ve thought I could never do, until the right person and situation came along. And I couldn’t help it any more than those who did the same to me. Sometimes barriers just melt away. But if you’re patient and open-minded you’ll get what you want in the end. Or you’ll get something different that you didn’t even know you wanted. But now you’ve got it, it all makes sense. Sometimes we end up with what we need instead of what we wanted. Life is like that.

Alanis may not have fully understood the concept of irony, but she did get other things right: ‘Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you. Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out.’