Reunited, and it feels so good

No, I’m not talking about an old high school girlfriend, a forgotten box of gourmet chocolates, a favorite book, or even a trusty pair of awesome green jeans (that I would still look GREAT in, by the way).  No, I’m talking about my lawn mower.  I just mowed my lawn for the first time since May.  And I’m surprised how much I have missed it. Continue reading

But is it ALWAYS greener?

Lately, I have been thinking about the concept that: “the grass is always greener.”  But is it always?  And why is that?

I can’t think about the concept of the grass always being greener without also thinking about wanting what you can’t have.  You always want what you can’t have, but how fundamental is the not having it to the wanting.  Do we inherently want things because we can’t have them, or are there always just wantable things that we can’t obtain, either because of time or money or opportunity cost?

Let’s not just consider it in a vacuum, though.  Let’s give the dialogue some substance. Continue reading