I have to kick things off today with a big shout out to the wonderful and well-read Ariadne, who helped inspire Words of Wisdom Fridays in general and today’s Words of Wisdom in particular. Let’s just jump right into it, shall we?
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
– Douglas Adams
I love this quote. First of all, let’s face it, “whooshing” is just fun to say. But second of all, I love how Adams is able to take the structure and sensibilities implied by a word like “deadlines” and turn it on its head, and infuse it with fun.
I feel like that’s what happened around here this week, too. Not that we operate under deadlines in the strict sense of the word, but there are definitely schedules to be followed, and this week, they were definitely … not. And look what it got us! Awesome playlists. New readers to connect with.Fun Shutterbug stories.
I’m never quite sure what we’re going to talk about week to week, but I am quite sure that it wouldn’t be nearly as fun leaping from one thing to the next if you all weren’t so willing to jump along with me.
So a big Superfluous thank you to everyone who stopped by this week when things didn’t go quite according to plan .. and then came back the next day anyway. I’m so glad you’re all along for the ride!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I hope you get the chance to whoosh past some deadlines of your own!