Ambiguity

Canine Time by Geo Davis (Featured in Midlife Crisis Postponed)

“Canine Time” by Geo Davis (Featured in Midlife Crisis Postponed

“I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ~ Gilda Radner

Uncertainty and ambiguity tend to become anathema in grown-up life. Marriage, parenting, career, mortgage, finance, health/wellness, and schedules favor certitude, predictability, and stability.

But certitude, predictability, and stability can also hypnotize. Anesthetize.

Embrace ambiguity. It’s risky and unfamiliar, but also exhilarating. Invigorating. It’s a chance to rediscover what’s important.

It might be worth embracing a little ambiguity. Mix it up. Or—better yet—embraced the already mixed up world swirling around, tickling and tempting. Some stories begin in the middle. Middle age. What better time to launch a new narrative? What better opportunity to swagger into the unknowing braced with the confidence earned across the decades?

Embrace ambiguity. It’s risky and unfamiliar, but also exhilarating. Invigorating. It’s a chance to rediscover what’s important.

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