Member Rara Avis
Thanks for all the kind words, guys (gals). I'll do my best to answer each one personally:
You learn well, grasshoppah. But mercy is not a game we pay, it is a pain we pray. Yes, that made no sense. Ooohm. (gong sound)
I'm feeling loads better tonight. Let's just say I was really ill-equipped to handle what went down last night, and I stupidly tried to say "Okay, there's nothing you can do; just let it out of your head" which thereby increased the pressure 10 times worse. I'm starting to learn, in my old age, that when something sad or tragic happens, you shouldn't run away from it, but embrace it and let it be part of you. And no, I didn't figure that out all by myself -- remmeber, I'm only 23.
I laughed when I read your description of how my work affects you. Didn't know I was such a boxer! Seriously though, glad you enjoyed.
Thanks for the good wishes. And I have, I have.
Thank you. (hug back) Here's to quick expedience of understanding how to handle your problems, too.
Yeah, I definitely do open up completely -- which is good (for me) and sometimes bad (for the reader). But I don't apologize. In fact, I'll just smile.
And what you say is very true. I think we like to cause our own pain so we don't have to deal with the pain that comes unexpectedly from some other source. The big problem with this plan, of course, is you're miserable all the time. Nuts to that! (ooo, squirrely pun)