“We’ll figure it out.” It’s a favorite mantra of mine – right up there with, “It is what it is.”
Those two phrases (or versions thereof) can answer a lot of questions. At least those questions that you are not sure of the answer yourself. Here is how it works:
Q: “Mom, what’s for dinner?”
A: “We’ll figure it out.”
Q: “Mom, what is this food you placed on the table?
A: “It is what it is.”
When we were vacationing in LA, the boys often asked where we were going … as if I am a certified LA tour guide. I am only certifiable. I would answer with, “We’ll figure it out.” After walking many
blocks miles and asking for directions along the way, I would proclaim, “See!? I told you we would figure it out.”
I often wonder why certain things may be the way they are. I answer myself with, “It is what it is.” or “In time, I’ll figure it out.” For example, I had often wondered why one Terry Redlin print, located above the treadmill and next to my son’s mounted buck, was often askew. “What about that wall made it slip cockeyed?” I would ponder, with my head cocked at an angle. At first, I assumed it was the
constant frequent occasional working-out on the treadmill that did it. Then, after days months of treadmill inactivity (due to walking outside, of course!!), I decided that could not be it. Ah well, someday, I knew, I would figure it out. And I did:
Looks like a good place to spy any mouse about the house! 🙂
And dust bunnies, too!