The post before this one is somewhat deceptive, in that, although I meant what I said about “having a blast” (at the time I wrote it, I was for sure having a blast), I am not having a blast right now.
My spirits have been very, very low since last week’s combined earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan.
I am usually a very upbeat person (it even annoys some people, I think).
Not right now!
I’m tryin’, I‘m tryin.’
As it happens, I needed to look for a birthday card for my brother. I’ve always very much enjoyed buying cards for people, & I usually go for the funny ones.
I even conceived of the phrase “card therapy” one time, & blogged about it here.
Well, card therapy wasn’t working today. I did admittedly finally find one that made me laugh out loud, & that was a great relief, I must say! But it took much longer than usual to find a laugh-out-loud one…
The card I finally selected for my brother has a very retro, 1940s or so picture of a woman sitting on top of a suitcase in her 1940s outfit. Her head is leaning on her hand, her elbow leaning on her make-up bag, on her lap. She looks anything but cheery…
The words on the front say “I was going to run away and join the circus.”
You open it up & inside it says “But it occurred to me, that would be redundant.
(My brother will totally “get” what I mean. We haven’t spoken to each other since the nuclear disaster, but we’re kind of on the same page as far as nuclear energy is concerned. Neither of us is exactly a fan, shall we just politely say.)
So. Low spirits. My brother will be surprised, maybe, by the card, since I so reliably send him funny ones.
Ah well. Luckily, I’ll also be sending him a John Adorney CD (more about that CD in the posting ‘Quit Bitching. Start a revolution!’)
I’ve given away a bucketload of these CDs in the past several months, & everyone who listens to it agrees with me – it’s virtually impossible not to feel uplifted when you do.
I’m at the library right now. I think I’ll head home & follow my own good advice & listen to John Adorney.
I could use a little uplifting right about now….
P.S. Good news story from Japan – “Battle-proof wind farms survive Japan's Trial By Fire.”
P.P.S. Many later Fukushima-related postings listed here
‘Quote for the day’ with this post: “Dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson