I Feel Like Crap Today, Thanks for Asking!

December 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Sometimes, despite our best efforts to the contrary, our day just sucks. Nothing in particular brings about such a day-it’s not cloudy, no one died, we still have a job, we didn’t spend two hours on the phone to trying to deal with a package promised but never delivered-we just feel bad. And once we realize we feel bad for no particular reason, we feel bad about feeling bad for nothing.

After all, horrible days must go with horrible events, right? And having a horrible day for nothing is a cause for alarm-time for all those self-help books, and sayings on posters of eagles flying, to kick in with some memorable phrase that will yank us up, dust us off, and get us on with our day. That is, until something we’ve programmed ourselves to think is really worthy of being bummed out comes along.

But why can’t feeling depressed be a luxury-sort of a soul spa where we can stop pretending that we’re happy just to be alive?

A slovenly day when we toss whatever is holding us together on the floor and don’t pick it up? A day when we can actually indulge in the inherent shitiness of life when it comes our way?

Thinking about it makes me feel better already.

Poas Volcano, Costa Rica-a great place to throw rocks when you want to feel good about feeling bad.

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