Sunday, November 02, 2008

Adventure and Inconvenience

"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." - G.K. Chesterton

To be honest, sometimes these words seem to fit Disney movies more than they fit real life; what right-minded person looks at inconveniences as if they were adventures? But I'm starting to think they might be much more applicable to real life than I had started to think. After all, Chesterton never promised the resulting adventure would be fun or that the resulting inconvenience would not. He only said that an inconvenience can be looked at as adventure and an adventure as an inconvenience, and at least in the vast majority of cases I would say he's probably right.

Also, in other news, I've started a new thing where I'm trying to pray (not long, just like a line or two) every time I wash my hands.

3 comments:

L-Po said...

Or an inconvenience can be considered "spontaneity practice"!

llgp said...

lSometimes an inconvenient adventure leads us to a place quite more convenient than desitnations we anticipated when considering paths we thought more appealing.

Anonymous said...

i hope you are washing your hands a lot :) i will have to tell nico about this one as he is an avid hand washer and prayer too.

btw - it is all inconvenient and it is all an adventure - it just depends on what side of the bed i rolled out of. will miss you on giving thanks day