I didn’t necessarily expect this, but yesterday’s therapy group wanted to focus on “The Unexpected.”
I wrote some expected questions about “The Unexpected” on the white board.
In some groups, it would be unexpected for the group facilitator to answer any of her own questions (like “What is your personal experience of the unexpected?” “What makes the unexpected more difficult?” “What helps you deal with the unexpected?”) In my groups, that’s expected.
It might be unexpected that I would change the famous saying “Man Plans, God Laughs” to “Ann Plans, God Laughs,” but, as several people said in the group yesterday,
Expect the unexpected.
I expect the unexpected whenever I check the news. Today, the unexpected news includes the following:
- “Trump Says He Is Willing To Speak Under Oath to Mueller.”
- “Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Monkeys.”
- “Elton John Quits Touring.”
There’s also news today about sexual harassment and abuse of power, but that was not unexpected.
I have one more unexpected photo to show you.
And here‘s Elton John, singing after the unexpected death of Princess Diana in 1997.
I expect you might have some thoughts and feelings about the unexpected.
Is it unexpected that I would thank all who helped me create today’s post and you, too?
Neil and Elton retiring from touring in the same week was truly unexpected for me, Ann.