I'm not sure if the stars are out of whack or what, but recently it has definitely felt like it's Jon and I against the world, and the score isn't pretty. It's so easy to get swept up in all the difficulties that seem to be in your path sometimes. But then, there's moments like this that make us realize that all the stuff that we convince ourselves has any long lasting effects on our life really does not.
Last night at 3:00am after trying to figure out some plans for things we've got in the works right now, Jon and I were still up and still felt like we were in an endless uphill battle against the world. Then Jon turned to me and pulled out the Trivial Pursuit from the coffee table. Ahhh, beautiful Trivial Pursuit.
I have always been a board game lover, but there is something about Trivial Pursuit that really does make all the problems of the world seem... trivial. I love this game so much. I mean really... who can focus on any of life's "problems" when you're trying to remember "What state on the Mississippi River boasts the only diamond field in North America?" (If you're thinking Arkansas, you're right!) And what's the point of worrying when you have to think of "Is a Pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?" (Clearly, it's a fruit.)
The thing that I really love about Trivial Pursuit, is that the one we have is the one I played growing up. The "Young Edition" version that my parents bought circa 1980. A lot of the questions are out of date and the game itself looks very... loved. Playing it now, over 30 years since its creation, it's kinda retro. Like a historical Trivial Pursuit. :)
When we play this though, I love that not only is it one of the best distractions from all the day to day stuff that is so easy to get caught up in, but also the time that we spend together playing and just being care free. I love that the memories I have of playing this game with my mom, dad and sister are now being enhanced as Jon and I create new memories every time we pull those pie pieces out. No matter what life throws at us, we will always have each other, and we will always have Trivial Pursuit.