"A joy, a depression, a meanness... welcome and attend them all."
Life is full of detours and encounters with what we have not anticipated and do not particularly care for. How we deal with these unexpected twists and turns determines our experience. We can be put out, let down, or twisted into knots of anxiety. We can shrug it off or laugh out loud. And depending on the day and the weather and whatever else is going on, the way we respond is unlikely to be consistent. The only thing we can know for sure is that the unexpected is going to keep on happening. What we haven't planned for will come to face us and challenge us and see if we're willing to play.
I am patient with life when it shows up sideways.