Word for Wednesday (W4W) #38


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This week’s word is…


Apparently I suffer with this affliction.

The OH subscribes to the basic premise that “people are cunts” and that the world is not a friendly or good place.

If this makes him the North Pole then I am the South.

I am Lesley Knope and he is Ron Swanson.

*I believe that people, for the vast majority, are inherently good, strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet and that the world is full of love and potential to be even better.

He looks at me with a mixture of sadness, affection and wistfulness when I say these things, as if it would break his hurt to burst my bubble. He tells me I live in a bubble most times; a place where everything is lovely, where good triumphs over evil and where everything always works out in the end.

My bubble has been somewhat burst of late, and it saddens me.

Recently, I have witnessed people being utterly selfish and cruel, not giving so much as a thought to how their actions impact on the lives and feelings of others. I have experienced it first hand and watched helplessly as people close to me have had the same things happen to them. It makes me doubt my philosophy that people are good, that the world can be a kind and happy place.

Why are people so mean? Why? I have always opted to believe people’s nastiness is borne from their own feelings of sadness or insecurity and they feel a need to spread their misery around. I still think this could well be the root cause of people being horrible to each other but I am less inclined to let it slide anymore.

If you are sad, have had a horrible day, or feel bad about yourself, that does NOT give you the right to make anyone else’s life more difficult or unhappy. If you feel bad either ask for help, find way through or do whatever you need to do but do not take it out on innocent bystanders. Trust me, you will not feel better in the long run by infecting others with your misery.

You do not rise higher by putting other people down.

I am going to try very hard to maintain my inherent belief that people are good… I refuse to be dragged down. I will not join the OH in his opinion that “people are cunts”.

If the only thing I can do to help him and other people I love deal with the shit that life throws at us all is to be their Little Miss Sunshine then that is what I will do.

This world needs people to believe in beauty, even if it’s hard to see sometimes.

The world needs us deluded dreamers. Don’t you think?



*footnote: Buzzfeed is never wrong!


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Word for Wednesday (W4W) #34


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This week’s word is…


How I am feeling today.

There are reasons.

I know what they are.

I know I can do something about this.

I know what needs to be done.

I hope I find the resources within me to face this challenge.

Apologies for being so cryptic.

I shall endeavour to be my more usual cheery chipper self next week.



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25 Songs, 25 Days (Day 18)


Day 18

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1964)

I could have picked several of their songs as I adore them; the poetry, the imagery, the harmonies. Sadly, the OH cannot share my enthusiasm so I never play it in the car… I am prioritising heading over to Spotify after I write this so I can enjoy it while he’s not home!

Singing along right now and feeling every single emotion; friendship, love, loneliness, sadness, pain.

The way his voice soars and the sincerity in it touches me every time.

We all need that one person in our lives that we know will be there when life gets too hard.

Someone to “sail right behind” us as we navigate the stormy seas of loss, depression, stress, and all the other flotsam and jetsam life can throw at us. Some who will say “your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on their way.”

I usually listen to this song with tears in my eyes. The combination of the sentiment behind it, the vocals and the piano… it’s all a bit too much for this sensitive little soul who has had her days when she needed a Bridge. A big fucking strong suspension Bridge!

I truly hope you guys and gals reading this have a Bridge in your life… you deserve one.



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