This week, our 90-years-young host was on vacation, so one of the other couples graciously decided to host bridge at their place. The appetizers were just as delicious. The conversations were just as delightful. The only thing different was the atmosphere, and this one just so happened to include the most adorable dog one will ever meet. My husband and I don’t have a dog (yet!), but even when we do, I guarantee this maltipoo will remain cuter.
But this dog got me thinking…about change!
One of my absolutely favorite quotes of all time is from “Jekyll & Hyde” and it states:
“The only thing constant is change.”
And yet, if change is so constant, why are so many of us afraid of it? What is it about change that forces most of us to become creatures of habit?
Don’t tell my husband I’m about to admit this for all of social media to see, but I definitely do not adapt well to change. It’s not that I don’t like change. I do. I absolutely loved playing bridge in a different location tonight. There was a different view of the city, both figuratively and literally.
I believe, however, it’s the “fear of the unknown” that scares us away from change. Why should I spend $8.50 on that new dish at my favorite Chinese food restaurant when I know I love their beef & broccoli combo!?
But anyone who lives in New York City, arguably the greatest, shittiest, and yet, most magical city of all will tell you that it’s in those unknown moments that make this city the best and practically brings it to life! I’ve never felt more alive than in those moments of unfamiliarity and change.
So if there’s one simple lesson from tonight, every now and then, simply learn to play bridge at a different table…
AND GET A DOG!!! 😉