We humans generally don’t like being surprised. We hope that things will go according to plan; we like to know what’s coming our way.
We like to be in control.
Occasionally though, when a pleasant surprise does come along, we’re happy about it.
Like earlier this week when Karen suggested we see Dustin Hoffman’s movie The Quartet.
I’d never heard of it, and frankly wasn’t thrilled about seeing it (especially now, right in the middle of the summer blockbuster season).
But – it was a wonderfully sweet film, very enjoyable, unexpectedly poignant, and superbly acted.
A client of ours called the other day to tell us she’d just returned from the local “Street of Dreams” (also called the Street of New Homes, New Home Show, Home Parade, or something similar depending on where you are), and said she had a few new thoughts about the home design we’re working on with her.