Let’s See What Happens…

“Hello, Rabbit,” he said, “is that you?”
“Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.”
~A.A. Milne from Winnie the Pooh

There are days when I am just weary of the status quo and would like to pretend I’m not me just to see what happens.

…not have the same worries,
same bad habits,
same aches and pains,
same overwhelming obstacles.
It might be quite refreshing.

But if I pretended I wasn’t me, I’m sure I would end up having a whole new set of problems, anxieties and fears that would rightfully belong to someone else.

I think I’ll stick with what I know and who I am. After all, I have it pretty good, and that is more than enough for me.

And besides, I kinda want to see what happens… just being me.


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One thought on “Let’s See What Happens…

  1. I’m with you, Emily. I don’t think I want other people’s troubles. Mine are at least familiar.
    There is a pack of them right now, though. In addition to my broken body, my disabled son tweaked his back so badly that he had to call 911. He been in the hospital for two days.
    I love the last line of your piece — “just being me.” You’re such a fine writer!
    With love,
    Amrita Skye

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