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Being a GrownUp Sucks

I've been feeling very nostalgic lately. I always get this way in the summer because my older daughter gets ready to go off to Tennessee to spend time with her Dad.

So many of my friends seem to be going through crises lately. So many have lost their jobs, their relationships or are struggling in some way. I wish that I could reach out to all of them collectively at once and tell them that it's all okay. All this stuff is temporary. When you come to the end of your time here, you'll probably be surprised at the things that you suddenly realize were important (my revelation was about fears I hadn't yet overcome). In the meantime, the business of keeping body and soul together can be overwhelming.

I think that we, as human beings, need to nap more. Napping is the ultimate statement of compassion for yourself. Napping says "I have a need and I'm going to interrupt my day to meet it, because it's that important." Perhaps I should approach my "I've worked 16 hours a day for the past 25 straight days" boss with this idea.

So, have a nap, everybody.


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Jun. 17th, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
the secret to bliss?
mmmmmmm, naps. if only they had nap rooms at work (or offices with doors...), of course i may soon have all the free napping time i want. we'll just see how it goes.
Jun. 17th, 2003 01:49 pm (UTC)
No rest for the weary
I suppose, if I wanted to live dangerously (is that conducive to actually falling asleep during nap time?), I could nap under my desk. Slide some boxes over here, pull a chair in there like so, and I could probably snooze undisturbed. Having nightmares of being discovered and fired!
Jun. 17th, 2003 04:16 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine says we could achieve world peace if everybody just had a nap, a cookie, and a blow job.

The blow job may be swapped for the sexual gratification of your choice.

I think we have a potential winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jun. 18th, 2003 08:32 am (UTC)
I have a good friend who has the above as a bumper sticker. He maintains that there are some who are not deserving of oral gratification.

I however, think that I like YOUR friend's view better. If everyone were happy and fulfilled, they wouldn't feel the need to bomb the shit out of poor countries and badmouth the French, who have enough problems of their own.
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