Saturday, May 02, 2009
Disappointment, counting chickens, call it what you will
Last night I received an email telling me that my application for the day revision course at Kings College had arrived too late and that they were now fully booked - which just goes to show - something, I guess. My view on it, now that the disappointment has eased somewhat, is that:
a) I'm not in a position to waste lots of money at the moment anyway
b) I would have been staying very far out of the centre of London and would have worried about late night travel (as you know from the previous entry)
c) A cousin who I really wanted to see would have been away on a holiday
d This cancellation just might have avoided something awful that might have happened. (two mights, but you get my point).
All this should show you that I take a very philosophical approach to things not working out. Who knows what awful things are avoided by taking a different path from one that we anticipated. Life is all about timing - for good things as well as bad.
Oh well, I feel a trip to Quimper is in order now to buy myself a new summer bag. It was something I was going to get in London anyway and after all, I'm worth it.