Plot twist!

The WordPress Weekly Photo challenge is:  Twist.

I laughed out loud when seeing this.

Does anyone else remember a funny cartoon or status passing through Facebook recently?

Although I can’t recall the exact words, this is the sentiment:

Whenever anything unexpected or crazy or annoying or disturbing or wild happens in your life, don’t despair.  Simply think:  Plot twist!

Lately I’ve found myself grinning many times as the unexpected occurs and remembering: Plot twist!  It has a nice way of calming one down and providing perspective.

Since it’s a photo challenge, I dug in the archives for examples of Plot Twist in my life.

When in Rome...

When in Rome…

Note the Roman photo up above.  Two smiling American tourists in front of the Colosseum. Nice gladiator sweetly asks, “Can I take your photo?”  Unsuspecting tourist says, “Of course!” and hands dear fellow camera.  Gladiator snaps photo of innocent women before smiling widely and insisting, “That will be ten euro!”  Your blogger wanted to take the knife and twist…  no, no, no!

Besides refusing to pay, what might have been a humorous thought?  Plot twist!

Yep...plot twist...

Yep…plot twist…

When one is 25 years old with a small baby and one’s $250 Datsun careens into the snowy swamp, what might one think?

You’re catching on.

A twisting plot twist!

A twisting plot twist!

And, finally, some of you recall this story, don’t you?  What might happen when one is nicely meditating in one’s basement and opens eyes to witness a twisting garter snake meditating with one?  (Hint.  Screaming is not the answer.)

Plot twist!

Anyone want to share his or her latest Plot Twist?

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33 Responses to Plot twist!

  1. What a fun way to look at the unexpected! I’ve had a few plot twists, from what I thought the story of my life would be like. From this perspective, though, I think how boring it would have been if all had gone as planned. Thanks, Kathy!

    • Kathy says:

      Gosh, Cindy, I think you’re right. How boring indeed! (Although sometimes wouldn’t we give anything for boring?) I have been delighted at this new possibility of looking at the unexpected.

  2. Too many plot twists in my life to write about here. TOO MANY. Besides, they’ll help me write a least a dozen books of ‘fiction.’ xo

  3. lisaspiral says:

    I must be living in a Russian novel for all the plot twists. I need a caveat reminding me that I’m the protagonist and I can’t get killed off until the end of the story!

  4. Fountainpen says:

    Loved the garter snake!!!!!!
    I had experiences with a python which could be held
    in my hand, and later on, wrapped around my arm…..
    but it got too large and dangerous…….to twist
    around my body!!!!!!!!! But oh, such a beautiful snake!!!!

    • Kathy says:

      You are a braver woman than I, Fountainpen. I’ve once stroked a garter snake–but that’s all the courage I’ve had. It’s weird. That experience with the snake in the basement while meditating strikes me still. I have never in my life had a more genuine communication with a non-human species. At least in the first few meditative moments before I reacted consciously.

  5. Cute stories. I don’t have any memories of any just now but I know there have been plenty in my life.

  6. sybil says:

    Kathy, I think my retirement was a plot twist. I thought I was going to be staying in Peterborough, Ontario where I’d lived for the previous 30 odd years. It was home. It was near my relatives and support group. One MONTH after my retirement my daughter moved home from England with her newly acquired pup — an English Staffordshire Terrier cross. BUT (insert gasp of terror here) that means he was a dreaded “killer” pitbull, which are BANNED in Ontario ! You and my other blog-o-sphere buddies know the rest of the story. I immediately listed my house for sale and before I knew what I was doing I was flying to Nova Scotia (where they are NOT banned) to buy a home, and save a dog, and by November we had moved. All to save one big goofball of a dog, named “Trey”.

    • Kathy says:

      Sybil, you’ve shared parts of that story before, but I’ve never thought of it in terms of a plot twist until now. Trey was your plot twist. And he is a kind of cute one. 🙂

  7. dorannrule says:

    Due to lost heat in our temporary housing, I went trudging up the hill for help in a blizzard carrying my newborn son! That was a similar Life Twist like your “in the ditch” photo!

    • Kathy says:

      Dor, I am picturing that little plot twist. How crazy life gets sometimes! An example like that is a kind of big plot twist. Last week I had a woman kind of get annoyed and express it on Facebook (not really annoyed at me, but she was aiming her frustration this way anyway.) I remembered to think Plot Twist! and ended up smiling wryly and being perhaps a little more compassionate.

  8. Haha, what a funny post 😀 I love that first picture!

  9. Lori D says:

    Watch out for those Roman men and their rambling hands. Could’ve been an added twist to their money making scheme.
    Talk about plot twist, if you remember, I’ve got a huge one going in my life right now. Whew! Taking my breath away on this twist. I hope to post this week with an update and perhaps a slow return to blogging.

    • Kathy says:

      Roman men and rambling hands!! Ha ha, Lori. If that gladiator had…well, that would have definitely been a plot twist! Yes, you have a huge one going on in your life now. Thinking of you and hoping all is getting better.

  10. I am afraid I am out of contact not knowing the term, Plot Twist!

    • Kathy says:

      I didn’t know the term, either, until recently, Linda. But LOVED it when I heard it! Maybe it’s just a random term somebody used, but it does the trick to help calm down a situation.

  11. Heather says:

    “Plot Twist” really is such a great way to provide some perspective. Love that photo of yous twos in Rome 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, Heather, proper perspective! I like that term. We twos had so much fun on both our Europe trips. (We spent a HEcK of a lot of euros on this first trip!) We also walked 10 miles one day in Roman. I also wore scarves in an attempt to fit in with the fashion-savvy Europeans. OK, it was a feeble attempt, but it was an attempt!

  12. dawnkinster says:

    You reminded me to post my twist as well…yours are an excellent interpretation! Did not think of a plot twist! You’ve had plenty of those!

    • Kathy says:

      Dawn, I am glad you enjoyed this take on Twist! I shall have to see if you’ve posted your interpretation. These challenges can be kind of fun, can’t they?

  13. PLOT TWIST — I love it, and am going to remember it every time I come to a jiggy spot in life’s road.

  14. Robin says:

    I love this! Plot twist, indeed. Life if full of them. I’ll have to remember this when I’m out working and find another pile of trash (although I’m still holding out hope that there is pirate treasure here somewhere).

  15. Meditating in the basement sounds like a plot twist even without the snake….

    • Kathy says:

      Nah, Lunar, I meditate in the basement all the time. It’s a finished basement with a couch and rug and chairs and everything. The wood stove is down there so it’s nice and warm on chilly spring mornings. It’s just that I’m not used to meditating with a snake!

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