random [ran-duh m]
- proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern
- (informal) odd and unpredictable in an amusing way
- (informal) unknown, unidentified, or out of place
- to accustom to household or life affairs
- to make more ordinary, familiar, acceptable, or the like
- to be domestic
Well it’s a bit of a mouthful, so why Randomesticated?
I love the concept of randomness. Things that happen out of left field, that you weren’t expecting. It could be something that brings a smile to your face, and joy to your heart. And sometimes it’s something that could absolutely break your heart, but I prefer to think of it in terms of #2 – odd and unpredictable in an amusing way. Let’s face it, we’ve got to be able to laugh at things in life, sometimes just to stop us from crying!
Unexpected, random incidents often create a situation in which you have to adapt to new circumstances….quickly. You might also have to recognise that random occurrence as an opportunity, that you have to grasp…..quickly (as someone once said to me “Opportunities are slippery little suckers”).
So things that happen without apparent rhyme or reason can be a good thing, yet in contrast, so much of our modern lives by necessity become structured and scheduled; routine, routine, routine, blah, blah, blah. The daily grind of being at work; the monotony of home chores, and let’s not forget the delightful challenges of children. From the moment they hatch, it’s all about routines; feed, play, sleep during the day, moving to dinner time, bath time and bedtime rituals. A few more years and it’s the routine of school, homework, sports……
I guess I just like to look for the little things that create moments of madness away from the humdrum, the things that can make you ache with laughter, or that make you have to think fast on your feet to keep you in your groove, finding something in every situation that you weren’t expecting, and rising above it.