One night, not long ago, I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Thoughts were rambling through my brain as if it were a freeway. The phrase "its very unlikely that I'd be able to..." popped up. I have no idea how that sentence was finished because I got sidetracked thinking about the word "unlikely".
What a strange word it is. While it doesn't actually say it won't happen it gives sort of a feeling that it isn't going to happen. Was I thinking perhaps I'd take up ballet when the unlikelies popped up -- or was it something mundane such as cleaning the stove? Either way, this word presents a challenge. Do I yield to the unlikelies and forget about the stove for another day (very tempting) or do I challenge the unlikelies and prove that I certainly could be a ballerina if I wanted.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this all plays out but one thing I can say, I'll be exploring this word more and there's no doubt about that...
"I'm always excited by the unlikely, never by ordinary things." - David Hockney