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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J-E-L-L-O


J is for Jello

Forrest Gump told us "Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get."

As much as that is true, I think life is more like jello.  Partially set jello to be precise.  You pour it into a mould and the rigid sides hold it in place.  If you change the shape of the container, the jello follows the new contours, fills the new spaces.  It's dynamic and flexible.  But if you remove too much of the supportive structure it's chaos.  It oozes in all directions,  eventually ending up wherever gravity's pull is strongest.

So the trick is to strike a balance between being confined by rigidity and leaking all over the floor.   The best part, unlike Gump's chocolates, is you can tell what flavour you'll get from the colour on the box. 

 


Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.
                                                                                                    Truman Capote

4 comments:

  1. There's always room for Jello!

    I was pointing out to my kids the other day that Lemon is the king of flavors; it is the only flavor you can get in both Jello and Jello Pudding.

    I am trying to read all the A to Z blogs, but coming back to the ones I really like.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

    Tim
    The Other Side
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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    1. Lemon jello pudding? Who knew...(well, obviously you did...)

      Good luck getting around to all the a - z blogs - that's the "challenge" part!

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  2. I was feeling a little irreverent when I wrote this post.

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