Parties are almost always a letdown. One anticipates the event but it seldom lives up to what we thought it would be. Maybe we find a quiet area somewhere and wonder why we are not having such a great time. Perhaps we engage in quiet conversation with someone instead of being engaged with the party. Life is a lot like this. We are always anticipating, but somehow it usually never lives up to expectations. Without anticipation or expectation, we could be free to actually enjoy the moment.