|St. John's Hospital, Joplin, MO before tornado|
It's Thursday and I eagerly await Friday and the beginning of the long weekend. I may have to work at the law firm sometime during these 3-days off, but won't know until it happens. I have no plans except to write like the wind, so I'll be ready to get the call to go into the office at a moment's notice. We're working on an important deal, so it's to be expected. It's part of the job and I'm happy to do it. Really, I am. I'm not just saying that. The folks at my day job are very nice to me and I love being there and the work I do. I've been with the firm 5 years in June and look forward to more years in my cluttered office.
This has been a bad week for me as you might have guessed from my earlier post. It's better but still not great. It will be a while before it's back on track. This sometimes happens. Life has its ups and down. If it's going along hunky-dory and always on an even keel - you know, rainbows and puppies, all the time - then you're on sedatives. Maybe I need sedatives. I was offered them once by a doctor, but turned them down because of the fear they would interfere with my writing. And I really don't want to be thinking about rainbows and puppies 24/7. Life comes with dark clouds and the occasional bogey men.
|St. John's after tornado|
In other parts of the world, wars, rebellions and uprisings rule the day. Again, a powerless feeling engulfs me as I keep abreast of the news. So much pain in the world. Maybe that's why there's so much pain during childbirth. We hear our mother's cries and it plants an inkling of what's to come. A heads up, so to speak.
I read yesterday that Kim Kardashian got engaged and received a 20.5 carat engagement ring that cost 2 million dollars. I'm sure the folks in Joplin, MO read that with excitement, too. And that the folks along the Mississippi River were jumping with joy. I'm not saying the girl shouldn't have reason to be happy, but really People Magazine, did you have to use that as your cover story? Now, with thousands homeless and missing. With people hit hard by the economy and losing their homes, their jobs, their will to live. Really? Was throwing extreme excess and shallow celebrity status in our faces the order of the day when you sat around a conference table deciding on a lead story? Shame on you!
Something tells me Anderson Cooper won't be covering Kim's engagement and nuptials. He's a bit busy right now.
Where am I going with this? I have no idea. It's 5:30 am and I'm rambling about life - my life, the life outside my apartment door, the lives of those plastered on the news.