|Sea Snail Shell|
Sometimes even a simple picture can initiate a story. While Tim was on a business trip last week, I sent him a picture of my recent drawing. He texted me back:
"Where did you get a shell like that?"
I didn't respond because Miriam and I were just leaving the house to go on a date. So we get to the place and ordered our food. As we waited I checked my phone again for Tim's message(s).
"I have to admit that at first I thought it was a cinnamon roll? :) "
"Wait,is it a cinnamon roll?"
So I answered back, "Lol it's a shell." But during the time Miriam and I were at the restaurant I kept trying to understand why he thought it was a cinnamon roll. And figured out that it must be the highlights that looked like cream cheese frosting. So I thought maybe I'll change the color next time.
Days later he comes back from his trip. Miriam tells him of the struggle I had in figuring out his interpretation of my drawing. Lol. And the revelation was hilarious. He was right the first time in thinking it was a shell. Whew! I was relieved to know that I can draw a simple shell! The cinnamon roll emerge only because I didn't reply to his text immediately. He thought I was offended, therefore he had to work harder to interpret my work. A cinnamon roll might be better! And because I still did not respond after that more enlightened response, he began to doubt again. At this point he was really lost but he is so sure I was really mad. "Why is she not responding? What is it really?" There was a burst of laughter in the house.
And the moral of the story: