My Tupperware cabinet is the most infuriating area of my kitchen. I routinely toss the plastic containers and random lids from the dishwasher to the cabinet, with no regard for creating compatible pairs. Sifting through the avalanche of plastic that tumbles from the cupboard reminds me that having lids matched with an appropriate companion always proves to be beneficial. Cooking sprees leave me frustrated because trying to force lids on containers that are clearly not compatible creates a no-win situation. A recent Tupperware free-for-all left me contemplating how my plastic storage debacle may be a mirror image of the stumbling blocks in relationships. Like our relationships, when we try to force a lid on the wrong container, even if it’s close, it is never a secure fit.
With the exception of my extensive history of failed relationships, I am no expert on the topic. I speak only from my experiences and disasters of my own life lessons. I tend to evaluate relationships in terms of pros and cons, and as long as the pros outweigh the cons, we’re good. And, by the time we reach a certain age, we inevitably come to the table with some amount of emotional baggage; hence the cons. We are comfortable with the person we are, we’ve become set in our ways, and it can be challenging to find the right lid for our container. Herein lies the challenge.
People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman [Read more…]