Yes, Wendy, I'm sure. Messy doesn't necessarily equal bad. And, life has plenty of messiness. And a lot of that messiness is pretty darn interesting, if not downright wonderful (and, I'm pretty sure you already have come to understand that, Wendy)
And I say this from the perspective of a regular old person who is part of the regular human community and traverses life every day. I know plenty about the messiness of life. I'm definitely not spouting off to you guys about things I don't also encounter in life.
When I have a little more time to write, I think I'll do a list of interesting messes we come across... maybe tonight after work. You guys can feel free to contribute :)