“The essential thing is to not give up. Not ever. Surprise happens.” -Wm. debus, The Last Unicorn
Surprise happens. Wouldn’t that make a great T-shirt? Surprises, the good ones,
Are like a joke. Especially one that doesn’t begin with
“Here’s a joke for you”, Because you laugh harder
When the punchline sneaks up on you. Surprise happens,
And usually we’re surprised, and if not it’s because
We’ve been surprised before. Out in the woods you came upon
A souvenir of another life. In the attic you recovered
A forgotten memory. In the bottom of the freezer
There was a pair of lamb chops ready for the grill.
And in the course of a week, you were forgiven more times
Than you knew you needed. So go forth, and shout boo
At the world’s bad news. And be surprised
When it turns and runs the other way.
George R. Pasley
September 2, 2020