Today has been one long rage boner.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) November 14, 2012
I have been sitting here for the past five minutes, looking at this blank box, searching for something to say. It's not Writer's Block, it's just that the past couple of days have been a mix of shock, anger, and general pissed-offedness. I want to shake the world the world by it's scruff and I also want to dive under the covers and I also want to eat all the things and I really just want to push it all aside and just do the things I need to do: write, gym, errands.
The reality is that I have a pretty easy go of it. A friend of mine once said "pain is pain" when I was mourning the loss of my dog and she was mourning the loss of her marriage. But then I also think of SlackDad, who was fond of saying "you don't have real problems. Not having a roof over your head or food to eat or living in fear for your life, those are real problems."
(Okay, to be completely accurate, add a "now don't be an asshole" to the end of SlackDad's mission statement.)
So with all of this stuff flying around in my brain, I reminded myself that the only common denominator here is me. I'm lucky in that I have a lot of control over my life, how I live it, and what happens to me. And when I feel off-track, I find it's good to go back to what works. The foundations, if you will. For a lot of people, that's God. For me, it's the The Three Edicts:
1. Don't be an asshole.
2. Are you being an asshole?
3. See #1.
(They're called the Three Edicts because it has "dick" in it and dicks are funny.)
DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING?
May your problems be the kind that the above can solve.