The Leftover Paradox

I breathe deeply, attempting to meditate and relieve tension to quell the inner storm. My task taunts me:  I should have this to a science.  The way is clear, but I falter and play a game of “what if?”  I sigh, it’s just never as simple as it looks.  This should be a walk in the park.  Instead, I find myself walking a fine line.  If I veer off one way I run the risk of utter failure; the other way is a failure disguised as a success.  Both actually have merit, if you can believe that!  I could plan my failure and be done with it, but I want the line. True success  lies at the end of that perfectly straight line up the middle.  I need to start soon, or failure will catch up to me anyway.  My choices:   deficiency, enough, and abundance.  I want enough, but will likely end up with one of the other options, and they both lead to more work.  I sigh again and get started. Enough is a pie-in-the-sky sort of dream for the home economist, and I won’t let them leave the table hungry.  I begin, and hope I will find a use for the leftovers.



  1. Stopping in from the A to Z Challenge to say hello! I have a similar theme called the Goldilocks Zone, where Earth is in a habitable zone that is not too little, not too much, but just right.

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