Rather than have you wait for the point of this post to drop, I’ll start by telling you that I hear this phrase a lot, in therapy sessions:
I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.
I’m pretty sure I’ve already dropped a previous post or two about the topic of
Waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Here’s my main drop, for today:
People often express dread about what might be coming next, whether their current experience is particularly negative OR positive.
Waiting for other points of this post to drop?
- Many positive things have been happening to me lately — including a successful workshop about my therapy groups, good recovery from my surgery in May, positive feedback at work, meeting up with fellow blogger Mark Bialczak last weekend — and yet, two days ago, I was waiting for some other shoe to drop, as nervous as a cat.
- Oscar’s not particularly nervous, but our other cat, Harley, usually is. Perhaps Harley’s waiting for another shoe to drop, on him.
- Maybe when things go unexpectedly well OR poorly, we prepare ourselves for the unknown future by being on alert for the next whatever to drop, thinking that will help us deal with it.
- Waiting for the next anything to drop drops us out of the present moment, in which there are lots of wonderful things dropping all around us, including …
… kids, cones, clouds, cats, hats, peace, pizza, pups, people, watches, and — yes! — real (not imaginary) shoes.
What else have you noticed, dropping in this post?
Lately, I’ve been waiting for other things to drop, including:
- My 900th consecutive daily post, here at WordPress and
- My 2000th follower, who dropped in last night.
No need to wait for the other music to drop. Here it is:
My bf Michael just dropped a couple of guesses on me before he identified “Pressure Drop” by Toots and the Maytals. He also dropped the observation that there’s a cool version of “Pressure Drop” by the Clash:
Waiting for my gratitude to drop? Many thanks to every kid, cone, cloud, cat, hat, peace sign, pizza, pup, person, watch, and shoe contributing to my dropping this post. Also, special thanks to you — of course! — for picking things up, here and now.