Some people are blowing trivial spats way out of proportion while huge meteors have lately fallen on people I care deeply about. Really, try to get me to care about your pissy childish tantrums over next to nothing? Sure you wanna do that? Go on then. Whine and kvetch and demand sympathy when you're making much more of it than it needs be. You'll only get a pointed stare from me right now. But stay away from the tops of staircases. I'm not the only one who doesn't want to hear it.
Catastrophies fall on people and there's nothing you can do but be a witness, hold a hand, be available. All the support and love you offer can't stop them from happening. We are all woefully impotent in the face of disaster. After all the questions are answered and all the options explored sometimes there's nothing but living with the Bad Thing That's Happened. Maybe that's why we make gods. Humans have a sense of what's right and wrong, what's fair and unfair. And when there's wrongitude and nothing to be done for it we still need hope that somehow it'll be put right. A celestial court where in the end, the good will prevail. I stopped believing in that a long time ago. Pie in the sky isn't for me.
Things are what they are. Do your best, however limited or feeble it seems. Sometimes even knowing what your best is in a situation is boggling. But keeping your aim true is what matters.
I struggle to have perspective. Most things aren't worth "getting your bowels in an uproar", as Mom used to say. Indulging in petty squabbles is a waste of time and is, in the end, meaningless egotistical games of dick-dick. Call it out and leave it. As Herman said, "Wish them upon themselves." That keeps the way clear for dealing with the real meteors that fall from nowhere and change things forever. I've found that with perspective my own meteors are manageable. Things really can always be way worse. Some things never get better. It's enough to deal with things as they are. Nobody needs to dramatize them if they're truly bad.
And if someone wants drama, there are always staircases...
Here are some great quotes by a wise man, William Blake
And when things are much too serious there's silly comedy