So, it's just a picture of a carpet (and not even a well-laid one!)... but this my lovelies is an example of pushing to get something you think you need/want, when actually something better is waiting for you... something better than you'd imagined.
I thought I wanted some lino for my summer writing shed, to make it more comfy. I went to the local suppliers of lino off-cuts in town: one wanted £70 for lino, the other offered me cut-offs but I had to go to their warehouse and rummage around in the skip. I did go to rummage, twice, but the skip was massive and had to get a ladder to look in, and then the promised lino wasn't there... humph!
So, I let the lino dream go. Concrete flooring was accepted.
Then, annoyingly, carpets layers from the £70 off-cut lino establishment blocked our drive last week to lay carpets in the house opposite. BUT there were some off-cuts of brand new carpet lying on the pavement.
"What are you doing with those off-cuts?" I asked.
"Going in the skip."
"Seeing as you've blocked my drive," (I was walking back down the road with my shopping) may I take those?" I enquired, cheekily pointing out the two rolls of pristine carpet.
So, carpet was duly cut up and taped together. And very cosy it is on my bare feet.
And just think I was chasing after lino...!
A thinly disguised metaphor for life, in general, I think.