But seriously — it seems that if we have a great weekend we pay for it somehow on Monday. Not hangover-wise, but, I dunno — karma-wise.
This morning at work my bff almost wiped out the database. No biggie. Driving to work I waited my turn to turn and almost smacked the car that crossed the intersection because they were just movin’ too slow. Spilled lunch on my pants and burned my tongue on my coffee.
And that’s all before noon.
Now I know that stuff happens all week and weekend long. Life isn’t smooth. Just ask it. So I try not to complain and make my way through the madness the best way I can.
Someone once asked me why I don’t blog about the terrible things in the world. I believe writing about these tragedies should be done by those who have more facts than I. We are all horrified by the crazy Vegas shooter and the terrorists that drive down people on the boulevard in France or the nutcases that walk into schools and shoot up the place.
I have no idea what’s in the head of nutcases like that. So what insight could I give a reader? Gnashing over the same feelings everyone else has is often not very satisfying for a reader or a writer. Few of us understand the dark that dwells in the human mind. There’s a lot of the world I don’t understand, so I don’t try to explain it.
This weekend I went to a birthday party for a grandfather who turned 90. Say it. 90. Born in 1917. There was no TV back then; no computers, no cell phones, no social media. No tollways, no Big Macs, no penicillin. He made it through two world wars, the depression, landing on the moon, 9/11, plus raised three children. He lost his wife some years ago, yet is still the stronghold of the family.
That’s the kind of person I like to sit and write about.
So write your blogs, play your music, talk about your friends and family. Bring sunshine into your readers’ lives. Laugh, teach, share. Feel the grief then move on. Bring a good feeling with you everywhere you go.
And don’t worry about the tomato spot on your pants. A spot in the vastness of the galaxy is not a spot at all…