Today was stupid hot. Viv and I decided we’d go pooling and made our way, pretty late in the day to Double D pool. All I wanted was to swim a couple of laps and be cold. All I wanted was to be cold. That’s it. Cool down. Cool off. Be Cold.
We get to the pool but no one is inside of it, everyone is standing out side of the gate, countless people are leaving and we ask what the deal is. “Someone threw up in the pool, they have to clean it.” And that’s when I hit a low. I was hot. Hot and cranky and hungry.
So we walked back to Viv’s apartment and decided to chill on her stoop. Which was incredible. It was breezy. We had pulpy OJ and some Tyrrell’s sweet chilli (yes, two L’s) and red pepper chips (these aren’t 99 cent Utz, which I love and all but these, these are rich chips), watched kids play on her block and said hello to people who passed by. Then we went up to her roof, which was juuuust magical. We stared at Brooklyn from one side and looked at the Manhattan skyline from the other. It was cool, the view was insane and all we could keep saying is “THIS IS REAL LIFE.” We made our way to some BOMB dinner, but on the way, stumbled upon Milk Bar !!! Compost cookie, Blueberry + cream cookie, Cereal Milk soft serve with cornflakes and B’Day cake truffles were had. And then to end it all, we went back up to the roof and talked about how insane life can be, how hard it can be, but at the same time how wonderful it is. How good God is, how He never gives us more than we can handle and how we want to try and trust Him in the now instead of always in hindsight.
Life and the plans we make are a lot like wanting to go to the Double D pool. Sure, it seems like a great idea, but when things don’t work out, we get disappointed. Disappointed that we can’t swim in a pool with potential throw up floating around. When God’s got stoop/rooftop chillin, amazing dinner, Milk Bar cereal milk soft serve and watching the moon move through the purple sky all planned out already.
11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.