Glad … for serendipity

I’m so glad we … had a serendipitous miscommunication.

I’ve been enjoying an early Christmas present — Paul McCartney’s New album, that is to say, the album McCartney released in 2014 called New.

A couple of weeks ago, Red asked me what I want for Christmas, I was stumped for a moment, and then I said, “Well, Paul McCartney has a new album coming out.”

That ended that discussion, until the other day when I casually remarked, “Well, Paul McCartney’s new album came out today.”

She gave me a curious look and said, “Uh oh, I think I may have made a mistake,” reaching under the tree and giving me a brightly wrapped box to see if she had.

Yep. Not being as tuned to (or interested in) pop culture as I am, she didn’t know I was talking about McCartney III, which was to be released Dec. 18. She just did a search for “New Paul McCartney album,” and the rest is now history.

We had a good chuckle, and I’m now playing New through for the third time. It has some very tasty stuff in it.

And as Christmas presents go, it’s more fun to get a surprise gift I love than exactly what I asked for. That’s the joy of serendipity.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, and an insistent cat. Author of Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, A Bridge at Crossroads, Refuse to be Afraid, and A Scream of Consciousness.

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