This is the last post I’m writing before I head to Norway tomorrow. I’d been struggling to think of something clever to write about for some time and this is the best I’ve come up with:
I’ve just discovered the shuffle feature on my iPod and I think it’s great.
Despite the fact that I know the entire contents of my music collection, it never ceases to surprise and please me each time an unexpected song comes on. It’s the same thing that happens when you hear a song you like on the radio. Even though you’ve got the CD/MP3/Spotify and can play the song any time you want, you still get excited and crank it up.
It got me thinking about the joy you get from the little surprises in every day life. It’s so much more fun to bump into somebody by accident than by arrangement. The way hesitation switches to an open smile as the number you don’t recognise on your phone turns out to be a good friend. That little extra pleasure you get from stumbling across a view that takes your breath away that you wouldn’t have got if you’d known it was coming.
In short, I think that sometimes the unexpected is better. More exciting.
Go on, hit shuffle.