What Can A Quarter Buy You These Days???
Well, a quarter can buy you two pieces of “penny” candy, one-fourth of a soda (if you’re very lucky), one song on the jukebox (if you can find an older, probably dusty, cafe), and a super-ball from the “gum machine” in the lobby of the Chinese buffet. (Tattoos are now fifty cents).
But not all prices have risen due to inflation: I learned last weekend that a quarter can apparently buy you a HUGE helping of disappointment (but I’m not going into the specifics).
However, another thing I realized though, was that, just like the quarter, disappointment can quickly change its face into positive energy and good luck, as if someone had just flipped a coin, and everything was different after it landed tails up instead of tails down.
So now I think of my quarter flipping up into the air, where the bright sunlight makes it sparkle and shine, and finally landing at the end of a rainbow. Sounds pretty good, so I’ll take those quarters!!! (And after all – they add up!)
Published by K. L. Romo
K.L. Romo writes about life on the fringe: teetering dangerously on the edge is more interesting than standing safely in the middle. She is passionate about women’s issues, loves noisy clocks and fuzzy blankets, but HATES the word normal. She is also a book reviewer, her bylines included in The Big Thrill, Washington Independent Review of Books, BookTrib, and Shondaland. Her reviews and articles appear at www.romosreadingroom.com, and you can find her on Twitter @klromo and Instagram @k.l.romo
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