My predictions for Silicon Valley in 2011 highlighted the bursting of the cupcake bubble.
Yesterday, Kara’s Cupcakes showed up on our door step with a box of cupcakes and a note that read:
Here is a little piece of the bubble before it bursts. Enjoy!
How can one not be impressed with their sense of humor and ability to move on a dime at the grassroots level.
Thanks to the art direction and photography of my wife Heather, here are a few pre-bubble photos of the cupcakes.
Now, an aerial view.
And a tighter shot, again from above.
But there’s something deeper going on here.
It’s not just storytelling that benefits from the unexpected.
The unexpected in life can inspire, amaze or simply prompt a smile.
Even the unexpected in a mundane form – taking the garbage cans to the curb on Wednesday night without being asked – can cause an unspoken “wow.”
I’m thinking a little more unexpected in the world would be a good thing.