I know I have mentioned my dislike of surprises before, and really it isn't that I dislike surprises it is that I dislike suspense. I hate not knowing stuff. Sure you can call it nosy if you want but I like to think of it as curious, or patience intolerant or something much nicer than nosy. Nosy is more about knowing how my former neighbor Rob fell out of the garbage can and less about knowing what's next. I can live without the neighbor knowledge but that "what next" thing - that can really drive me nuts (is it any wonder I get caught up in "what ifs").
Seriously, I have been known to read the last page of a book first. I know I know but really it doesn't spoil anything for me because I love reading the book figuring out how it's all going to fit together to make up the ending. It is kind of like being in the mind of the author. And when I can stop myself from reading the last page (and frankly sometimes that last page tells you nothing) I still will read my fill and then randomly open pages and read a paragraph or two before putting the book away until the next night. Hey, it makes me happy :-)
So what is this all about? Well my friend Amy and I are going to the Sex and the City movie on Friday and while she has been carefully avoiding any information that may ruin the movie for her I have been actively searching for spoilers (which are slowly leaking out) because I need to know what is going to happen and it won't ruin the movie for me at all - it will actually let me enjoy it more because I won't be wanting to hurry things along so I can find out what happens.
Too bad there isn't a spoiler option for life because if there was I'd be all over it. What happens next? Where do I end up? What does life have in store for my family? What is Heaven REALLY like? At least I think I'd want to know what happens - unless it is bad news - I don't want to spend the rest of my life worrying. And if it is good news I'm not sure I want to fast forward through all the every day details of living just to get to the good stuff. So maybe I don't want to know EVERYTHING. But there are a few things I'd like to know - such as do Carrie and Mr. Big actually live happily ever after? Of course I KNOW the answer to that question but for Amy's sake I'll keep the details to myself...