I have a mantra I repeat to myself every so often that looks and sounds like this: "Things are always more complicated than they seem." Deceptively simple, huh? I like it because it never lets me down. If something doesn't go the way I want or if something or someone surprises me, that's ok, it was inevitable--because whatever the situation was or was not, it certainly was more complicated than it appeared.
Recently, however, I've realized that my mantra played a sneaky meta-trick on me and has itself become more complicated than it seems. To avoid the risk of diving too deep into specifics (and amusing all of you with the ridiculousness of my life), let's just agree that my little saying has led me to over-complicate things one too many times in recent days. I've decided that me and my quote are going to part ways for a while so we can see other people and experience newer, less-complicated, tidbits of folk-wisdom.
This week I think I'll flirt a bit with an Einstein quotation: "Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler."