Kicking over the traces…

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Do you ever want out of your skin? You know, because you’re worn out from thinking all the thoughts that pile up in your brain like kindling, splinters poking and needling. Because the stuff held in by your skin hurts all day every day. Because someone you love is stressed and unhappy and you can’t fix it. Because the world isn’t kind and the slings & arrows extract their pound of flesh and energy every freaking day and you’re tired of the ugly. Because all the relentless hurt hurts so relentlessly. And you finally drop your guard and share some of the pain to make it feel less potent and you’re hit with the ice-bucket challenge – dispiriting to the max. Meanwhile, your heart flutters like a bird in your chest and you fully grasp why people drink and do drugs.

Yeah, me too, bubbie, getting out of this skin is Job 1 today; however, that’s apparently not happening, which leaves humor for toughing it out. What’s your antivenin of choice – deadpan, dark, ironic, satirical, blue, highbrow, slapstick, something else… what helps you get through the night? It would be a kindness to come share some of it with us – we’re dyin’ heah. Life is so simple most of the time that when it turns crunchy it’s really noticeable. The world is full of crazy-ass people who make me want to cry, mean-ass people who do make me cry, willfully-ignorant people who make me want to leave the planet – I don’t feel like seeing ANY of it today, boo-hoo.

So come share what makes you laugh. Robin Williams knows how to make the hurt better by sharing it, so he’s my go-to guy.



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teri
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 18:21:41

    Walk. Walk again. White w(h)ine. Pet videos. Your blog. Cry- a good crying jag. Watching the news and realizing just how charmed my life is . .. Petting and yes perhaps, walking again my puppers!

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    • Judy Smith
      Jul 23, 2016 @ 19:38:32

      Teri, I’d be ahead of the game if I could walk it off, over and over, every time the yips hit. And I miss Maddie’s snuggles so much. Crying, yeah, that helps. And life is indeed charmed, so it’s totally privileged of me to wh(ine) about anything ever. Thanks, Teri, this little talk has helped a lot. 🙂



  2. AuntB
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 15:52:10

    Just to name a few………



  3. AuntB
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 15:51:16

    Crabby road, Pickles, Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis in the Mad Professor, etc. etc., Animal voice overs. and so on.



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