09 Jul 2012

C’est La Vie

By Ellen Witt

Being in the design world, I hear a lot of requests for “outside the box thinking.” I know the English language is built on clichés, but if I only say it once, I will say it here – outside the box is so inside the box.

SO, I decided to set a fun challenge for myself and see how many clichés I could fit into one story. Here’s how it ended.


L E S S O N  L E A R N E D :  You can’t judge a book by its cover.

Personally, I think it’s all relative, but I’m an optimist. Life goes on; It’s what happens while you’re busy making plans, but look at the bright side. We live, and we learn. The grass is always greener on the other side. That’s why the chicken crossed the road, isn’t it? To his demise, he never made it to the other side. There must have been a reason…

Haste makes waste…
And chicken paste.

The golden years aren’t always so golden, but anything that doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. On the other hand, parting is such sweet sorrow.

I’m not so sure anymore that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. Maybe it’s true – no pain, no gain. I hear it feels better when it stops hurting. Talk is cheap, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

I thought WAY outside the box on this one. And so they say, laughter is the best medicine. But even I must say, that was SO cliché.

C’est la vie. Carpé diem, and have a nice life.

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