Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Don’t let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole.
Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen.
Stick with the situation at hand, and ask,
“Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?”
You’ll be embarrassed to answer–it all can be endured.
Then remind yourself that past and future have no power over you.
Only the present – and even that can be minimized.
Just mark off its limits.
And if your mind tries to claim that it can’t hold out against that ...
well, then, heap shame upon it.-Marcus Aurelius
Monday, September 6, 2010
I'm not Mr. Cash, of course, so-- I'll do what I can. I'll pace circles in my carpet. I'll lie on my back and watch my ceiling fan, reruns, ceiling fan, reruns. I'll check my email six times a day, maybe more. And I'll make false statements to myself about my general outlook.
I'll make lists. I'll refuse to make any more lists. I'll think about taking down old lists, and instead I'll make a declaration of "I'll do that tomorrow." Sometimes they fall down themselves, which is cool because then I don't have to think about them anymore.
It's not surprising that another summer has somehow passed. It's not surprising that we are on the brink of another winter that is bound to test the limits of my sanity.
If I was Johnny Cash, boredom would be taken with a stride.
I've got a lot of stuff. Between material things-- (things that I'm always tripping over because, frankly, I don't even have enough space for all the shit I own), and emotional things-- (things that I also manage to trip over from time to time), I am completely on overload. SO... I'm having a garage sale.
John Lennon illustrated portrait (matted)- $2
X-small Patrick Wolf teeshirt- $3
Veggietale's Larry the talking Cucumber toy- $1
The bags under my eyes- $1
The overflowing laundry basket- $2
Moodswings- $1.50 (each)