February 28, 2013 by vinylburns
Lady loving gentlemen, and ladies,
Wanna go to a party?
There will be girls and booze, balloons and music.
Come on, what could go wrong?
Inevitably, you’ll be offered opportunities that are neither desirable, nor advantageous.
You will immediately see the risks and costs, and know in your heart and gut, that it is not for you.
Yet, you must overcome these wisdoms and push forward into the brave and dirty abyss of detrimental experience.
The lessons gleaned from disastrous life-moves are powerful and long lived. The learnings will stick in your psyche, strong and indelible, like a red wine stain in your favourite cricket blazer. You’ll only be reminded of those mistakes when you’re ready to play the game again.
You’ll play, for sure… But you’ll be a little less eager to hit the sixes, and more content to gain conversational singles, careful stroke after careful stroke.
You’ll be less inclined to try back flips off the TV cabinet and onto the casino dancers’ hotel room bed, risking mis timing your launch and having your toupee fly into the punch bowl.
Still… Quite the story…
Sometimes you must just go to the party.
Don’t mention it.