We (meaning the human race) often want what we can't have.
We sometimes don't want what we do have.
We don't always appreciate what we have.
Every now and then, we want to give back what we have.
And then sometimes we get it just right -- we wanted it, we got it, and we ain't giving it back.
There have been things I just had to have. When I got them, they didn't make me a darn bit happier than I was before. Life would have gone on just fine without them. I think that such acquisitions are often little more than a raging case of "the grass is greener..."
But those are things. Things come, things go. Some things, we lament when they wear out. But life goes on. There's always some other thing to replace it.
Things are transient by nature and prone to obsolescence by design. The people who move through our lives, however, are a quite different matter. We have our friends, often people we've grown up with, gone to school with, met at our jobs, met in the neighborhood. We have our lovers, spouses, SOs -- who are also our friends, or should be. And in this age of Internet technology in which we live, most of us make an abundance of online friends -- people we may or may not ever meet face to face. All of these people who grace our lives are important to us, and we treat them with love and respect always. Or, we should. And yet, they do sometimes tend to be an ephemeral presence in our lives. They may flit in, and then flit right back out without explanation. It hurts us when people treat us like one of the objects they coveted and then, realizing the grass on their own side of the fence was just as green, replace us. I've had it happen a few times, what seemed like a strong friendship forged only to have the friend disappear with the insouciance of a firefly at dawn. Sometimes I'll be so busy it may take me several months to realize that, hey, I haven't heard from So-and-So in months. And I always wonder what happened.
I don't know why people do that. Do you? Or has such a thing even happened to you?
TWISTED LINGUISTICS will try to define some of these Words Gone Wild ... or, we may simply line them up out behind the courthouse and shoot them.
amerrica - A Utopian island in the Caribbean inhabited by dyslexics.
extenstion - As best we can figure, this has something to do with things that come from the number ten.
hay you - A country bumpkin.
depends on how well the writing is - In other words, he done good.
show up for them shows - Last-minute instructions to bouncers.
wha tit merant - This is so dirty that you shouldn't do it even after you're married.
I've think this - I've thunked it, too, but I were wrong.
My brouther - A fellow cult member.
I write potry - Famous last words of a pot.
|You Are Italian Food|
Comforting yet overwhelming.
People love you, but sometimes you're just too much.