Apparently the true origins are a bit nebulous, if you believe Wikipedia, though it's reportedly an old Chinese curse.
I thought of it when reading Charles' note that he's happy.
If you look at "interesting" from a negative standpoint, these are certainly interesting times:
- Sub prime mortgage meltdowns
- War in Iraq
- Random shootings in shopping malls.
I suppose "interesting" can be viewed in better ways as well. As year's end approaches, perhaps that's a good thing to contemplate.
I'll take interesting in my personal life.
I don't know that I'm ecstatic, but I get by. Wayne turned me on to the song "Moments" by Emmerson Drive the other day. The chorus suggests: "I've had my moments, days in the sun/Moments I was second to none..."
Can you really hope for more than that?
As long as enough things happen to thwart boredom, I think I'm OK.
I've had a few moments this year, done some cool things from travel to artistic effort. That's the good kind of interesting. Maybe like good cholesterol that offsets the bad.