Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's the big deal in this?

I met up with my neighbor for a drink at the good ol' watering hole yesterday. We had a great laugh and interesting conversation. So what's the big deal about this?

Well, I wasn't out with the guys I normally hang out with- this was someone I was catching up after quite some time. Someone who had such a remarkably different life from mine that it was utterly refreshing. The conversations were nice and offbeat and fun. I guess I was lucky as well, since my neighbor is an intelligent, self effacing person who doesn't blow his horn all the time.

But that's not really my point. I've noticed that as we grow older we tend to (unnecessarily) have less fun- we revisit the same patterns even when trying to have a good time. Meeting someone new also has its dangers- because you might end up completely hating the guy.

But how about meeting someone again, someone you've always liked, but doesn't fit into your current routine? It's no big deal, and you can have a great time instead of an ordinary one.


Suvrat Kher said...

i second those thoughts about my neighbor :)

Cynic's Twist said...

I third them, quite the neighborly love-gang!

suzie77 said...

great words,my neighbour feeds his favourite marks and spencers biscuits to my chickens...thats love! and we rescued other neighbour after he fell in his hedge and lay there like an upturned turtle...(he's very old)
different people, different beliefs, different lives but all good people.