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"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

{Big Girl's rendering of a stegosaurus monogrammed with "MD" for Mommy and Daddy. Image has nothing at all to do with the post that follows.}

Walt Disney said these words: It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

I read these words, this sentence, and smile. Because I love oxymorons. I think life is laced with paradoxical bits and I enjoy this about life. I also smile because I agree with these words. Each morning, I wake up and my head swims with all the things I'd like to accomplish that day: Spend ample quality time with the trio! Write several chapters of my novel! Work out! Hammer out witty and wise blog posts! Have good conversations with Husband, friends, family, myself! Shower!

It's ridiculous really. There is no way I will be able to do these things, all these things. And yet I realize that there is a certain and ineffable fun to be had in trying. Because maybe the trying, the juggling, the struggling, the hoping, the dreaming... maybe all of this is really the doing? And sometimes (if I am in a good mood, an optimistic place) I am willing to admit it: it is also kind of fun.

(Does this post make any sense at all? Maybe so. Maybe not. No matter. Not all of my posts can be deeply witty or wise:))

Some other oxymorons I dig:

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. (Chuang-Tzu)

I was never less alone than when by myself. (Edward Gibbon)

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's own ignorance. (Lao-Tzu)

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. (William Blake)

It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way. (Oscar Wilde)

Be obscure clearly. (E.B. White)


Are you a fan of oxymorons too? Any favorites to share? Do you think it is fun to do the impossible?

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