It’s a lifestyle #Repost @mmbrewingBeer adventures - sharing a great photo by @westcoastweenie. We are thrilled that a boston of our Spruce Blonde Ale fueled this Saturday's afternoon exploration of #beautifulbritishcolumbia , the land of monumental forests and unique #craftbeers ⚡🍺⚡
Sometimes, I am a tornado. A fucking mess of a storm, running around and throwing shit all about. Sometimes, I am the rain at night, a comforting drizzle on your window, lulling you to sleep.
Usually, I am a day, partly cloudy, mostly sun.
I recently served a couple from South Africa. They told me that there, when it is raining and sunny at the same time, it’s called a Monkey’s Wedding. I said, “does a rainbow mean the marriage went well?” They laughed and told me I was assuming things.
I wonder how many situations I am put in on a daily basis that I observe in a specific way, because of the beliefs I have. I have learned a lot about people from serving them food, and walking their dogs, and having those two circles overlap.
A lot of my clients are very high maintenance. They like things JUST SO, and get very upset when they don’t turn out as demanded. It is easy to please these people, if you follow their rules. Sometimes the rules don’t make sense to me, and sometimes they are downright outlandish. But if you accept that these people are not asking these things because they don’t trust you, but because they don’t trust the world, it gets easier to abide.
My friends and I disagree on many, many things, but we leave space for each other, to have differing opinions, to have contradicting ideas. You must, I think, leave people their space to exist as they do. Because they have an entire life behind their reasoning, and you have yours.
I like to remind myself, that when you interact with someone, you are interacting with not only them in that moment, but with their ENTIRE life experience. Everything that they have ever been through, is coming up against everything that YOU have ever been through. And sometimes, this can cause unwarranted friction.
The way you say “thank you” might sound just like their mother. The way you walk, could look like their daughter. You might have made a subtle comment about an abstract situation, which you had no idea they were actually going through at that moment. You could have made an offhand comment about something they experienced in their past. Honestly, you just DON’T KNOW.
This past summer we tried to hike the Golden Ears West Canyon trail and failed quite miserably. It will go down in history as our worst hike to date, though I’m sure we will top it soon enough. Although we didn’t reach the summit and had a rough time, we learned so much from our many, many mistakes! Neither of us regret the attempt, and it’s a fun story to laugh about now!
Read the latest post to hear more about our attempt and why we found it so hard!