Tackling New Old Responsibilities

When one does the very familiar in a new context,  it can cause a very weird pause.  “I know this,  but I must not get ahead of myself”,  you say to yourself.  There is that word assume,  and don’t let the kids over pronounce the first three letters.  Next Monday I am in that paradox,  in a larger fishing port than old Georgetown.  I used to like that phrase,  ‘may you live in interesting times’  until I found out its actually a Chinese curse.  Hard stop with that one. Hoping for a non-Chinese version of it.