You can’t always get what you want is an old adage, cheezy sentiment, Rolling Stones tune and a general rule. Sometimes things just don’t go your way. And apparently, that’s okay. I am forever learning this lesson. Whether it is the inconvenience of not having stable electricity during storm season, not finding what you crave at the market yet having to make dinner again anyway, receiving a rejection note from a publisher, not seeing your family when you miss them most, or failing to carve out the quiet time that you need to accomplish looming tasks and creative endeavors, you can’t always get what you want.
I am in the midst of a design overhaul for my bizness. It has created a heap of creative chaos, identity crisis, overwhelm, frustration, indecision, need I go on? It has been down right painful (partly because I have limited time to devote to this project) and I think this process is kicking my ass. Seeing the above picture of my precious little ones reminds me exactly how I feel.
The photo was taken some time ago. I remember the day perfectly. We stopped for lunch at a little cook shop in MoBay. It was pouring rain and the children were playing with a small, rapidly, deflating balloon. It popped and all hell broke loose. They blamed each other for their loss and launched into hysteria. In unison, “I want my bayoon” . Heart wrenching, really. But you know what I told them? You got it! “You can’t always get what you want”. It took awhile to quell them. I think the food helped because eventually the wailing ceased.
Were I to wail it would probably sound something like this “I want to be done, I want to be done with this”. And guess what? Right again,
“You can’t always get what you want”!
“But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need”…
That’s all for today folks.
One Love, Walk good, getting what I need…