Friday, December 2, 2011

The Murphy's Hokey Pokey

It's been a while.... I'd like to say I've been busy, but in reality, I think I've just been stumped. Both literally (tripped over a big one the other day) and figuratively.

At first I thought I was doing the classic "two steps forward, one step back". Of course, that would mean that I was at least making some small amount of progress. And that was the key -- progress has seemed non-existent.

So in reality, I realized I was actually doing the hokey pokey. You know, the song and dance?

Sample instructions might be:
You put your [right leg] in,
You put your [right leg] out;
You put your [right leg] in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the hokey pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
If it helps, please try this.

As, well, that's the simple truth. I have not been making actual progress (that is, there was no actual step forward accomplished despite any steps backwards), I seemed to be pretty well standing in place.

Even better than that, I seemed to be turning myself all around, and let's throw in a few "shaking it all about"....

And no, no shaking of my booty. As that would have been a positive. Just general shaking. Think of a bad dancer trying to get their groove on. Yeah, more like that.

I have not quite decided what to do about this state of affairs.

Do I embrace it? Do I wake up every morning and dance my little arse off in a lovely little hokey pokey?

Do I fight against it? Do I fling myself against the wall any time I find myself putting hands or feet forward and shaking all about?

Obviously I'm still thinking about that....

(But yes, I have tried a few shaky-shakyies, and a few wall-flingings... both have their pros and cons.... Yes, I have done Pro and Con charts -- have we not established I am anal .... errrrr, "particular"? -- but no, you will not see them.)

Though in the meantime, if you spot a person in the middle of the woods, shaking "it" all about and turning themselves around -- well.....


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