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Monday, 14 March 2011


Maya Angelou
 'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.'
(I've been without the internet for four days and that also gives an insight into character.)
Me: I like rainy days. I'm second generation Irish. I have to like rainy days...
Lost luggage hasn't been a major feature in my life (that's tempting providence, I know) but someone being very helpful did once throw out a week's clean washing (my clean washing) instead of the detritus left behind after a by election campaign and I dealt with it with quiet aplomb. Well, that's how I remember it...
And I don't do tangled Christmas lights. I do Christmas.
The lights are a side issue: they are are not on the same scale as cooking turkey, buying presents and saying how big the christmas tree should be (bigger the better). But if I had to do tangled lights at some point I'd say it's Christmas...let's not break our hearts over this. Let's buy some new ones to tangle up.


MorningAJ said...

Rainy days are easy - I just read. Not sure about lost luggage. That might cause me a little discomfort. But tangled lights? I LOVE untangling the Christmas lights. In fact I like untangling balls of string, the thread in my sewing box, anything that needs it. So what does that say about me?

reflective iris said...

love the quote, there are advantages to rainy days. Tangled Christmas lights can wait 12 months and lost luggage can be overcome with good shops.