“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”
Do you remember the Alanis Morissette song “Ironic”? If you don’t, here’s a refresher for you.
Ian was telling me a while ago about a comedy routine he’d seen based on that song. He then proceeded to quote it almost verbatim to me, as I found out later when I looked the video up. Typically I don’t enjoy stand-up comedy that much, but this segment is quite amusing.
Having just had this reminder of what is and is not ironic, I now present you with my little personal irony anecdote.
The other morning, I heard a preview on NPR for a program they’d have on later in the day. The topic was willpower; a couple guys who had done some research and then written a book on willpower were going to talk with the host about their findings. I thought that sounded interesting, so I made sure to have the radio on for that. When it came on, I had finished most of my chores, so I moved on to doing my back stretches. The first one I usually do is laying on the ground on a couple of strategically-placed towels for 10 minutes. I situated myself at 12:22, started listening… and the next thing I knew it was 12:40 and the host was wrapping up that segment. I had fallen asleep during the segment on willpower. If that’s not ironic, I don’t know what is.