Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good Thing I'm not a Monkey

Ever heard the expression, "Close but no Bananas"?

If I were a monkey I would be starving. Sometimes I feel like I'm slipping on everyone else's banana peels along my joyful, low fear, fun filled journey. I just can't get to that heaping mother load of bananas fast enough.

Can't say that I have talked to a monkey lately, but maybe, just maybe, it's not always about the bananas for them and it shouldn't always be about the bananas for me either.

"Close but no Bananas" is my style. You know not exactly telling the joke quite right. Every time I want to talk about a song or book I can never remember the title. I get the artist/author's first name right but rarely the last.

Having these little brain lapses could really make me get down on myself, but I do believe I have been compensated in other ways. I think in pictures. I can see the whole picture in my head and heart, but can't always verbalize it. You know like the absent minded professor.

I know other B*A*G Ladies who are so quick and bright. Sometimes I am jealous, but mostly I am in awe of them. I'm glad to be slipping on their banana peels and sometimes they take time to sit down and share a few bananas over a diet coke. These are OH Yes Moments!

I will embrace my "close but no bananas". I eventually get there because, you know?, I like to simmer my bananas.


cindy said...

At first when I started reading this blog post I was going to say, "well, you know the saying, the grass is always greener...." until I read the entire post. I agree with you! But you know, that happens with age! (he, he!)

Chic Gal said...

We always say "Close, but no cigar."

Dancing B.A.G. Lady said...

One taco short of a combination plate.

Since my name is lamp(E) and every thinks the e is silent they say one bulb short of a bright lamp.

Gabrielle said...

I have a friend that makes up a word that seems to fit if she cannot think of the right one, she does it with confidence and does not care what other people think or how they judge things. This is my favorite part of her communication style and since she is a math genius I know I had better never correct her "close by no cigar" faux pas, because she might test my math skills someday! Around here, we call this "grace". We have grace with one another because we know we will need it for ourselves someday!