Recently we had long talks around the dinner table about the way things are getting more and more complicated around us. I'm talking about little things, not trying to end the famine in Africa or conducting world peace. You know, the little things like kids' birthday parties, family holidays, even dinners and gatherings with friends.
We too often see people around us putting so much effort into one tiny event and then instead of having good time and simply enjoying the moment, everything gets so ceremonial, pompous, overdone. Or plainly - NOT FUN.
Seems to me that there is hardly any place nowadays for spontaneity. Why is it taking weeks to set up a date for dinner with friends? Where are all the easy going birthday parties where the children play pass-the-parcel and musical chairs whilst making a mess and getting their face smudged with a simple-delicious chocolate cake, while their parents enjoy themselves instead of falling apart after a month of preparations?
Is it just me thinking everything's getting more and more complicated and often exaggerated?
Just wishing the world could be a little less serious and little more laid back, you know?
* Illustration by me.