I like shortcuts. I like to find quicker ways to get things done, faster ways to get to a location, streamlining my workflow to be more productive and using strategies to increase my successes. So on this snowy morning in Colorado, I was driving to work and seriously considered pulling out into traffic (on slick roads) to save a few seconds and get to work earlier. Then I thought about the likelihood that I’d get in a wreck and that would take me hours to resolve, in my attempt to save a few seconds.
When I first heard about boomerangs, I thought it was kind of hooky that I could supposedly throw a stick away from me and it would come back to me. Someone explained that a boomerang wasn’t just any stick but rather a smoothly crafted piece of wood at an approximate 90 degree angle. Additionally, the boomerang is thrown with great force and will return to the person who threw it, or in close proximity. As a side note, there are also “non-returning” boomerangs if you want to explore this topic more thoroughly. From what I can see, boomerangs originated with the Aborigines in Australia, which reminded me of Crocodile Dundee, for those of us on the “more seasoned” spectrum of aging.