A Pleasant Surprise, or I’ve Still Got A Long Way To Go

I freely admit to being someone so constitutionally averse to risk and the unexpected that the concept of ┬ápleasant surprise seems comparable to the idea of being hit in the head with a brick covered in felt–you are forced to acknowledge that your circumstances are not as bad as they could easily have been, but you had still made rather definite plans not to be hit with a brick today.

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