Dreams we have as a child, dreams we pack in a box for college, dreams you unpack when you move into your first apartment, who you’ll meet, where you’ll work, who you’ll fall in love with. Think you have it all figured out. Life has better ideas. A bigger imagination takes bigger chances than someone like me a year ago moving through her forties in a cloud of old ideas. Life gives you more than you thought but maybe not in the package you expected. It’s deeper than that. It’s what you need underneath the want. It gives you what you can’t breathe without. So go ahead and plan, just know when all your scheming, and planning, and hoping is done, life plans back.
Lauren: Diva, Enzo, hi, okay. I was just schmoozing the editor of Modern Romance, yes, the Modern Romance, and I think we should submit your story. Diana: What, what story? Lauren: Your love story. Come on, the photo of you two embracing, fresh out of the sewer, dripping with American’s digested bounty. It’s gone viral. It’s the story as old as time but fresh as this morning’s flush. Enzo: Wait, the paper would run our story? Lauren: It’s just like Romeo and Juliet if Romeo smelled a little bit and there was poop in Juliet’s ear.