Saturday, April 3, 2010

Second verse, same as the first

I have a friend who’s been singing the same refrain for years now. Stay or go? Will I or won’t I? Perhapsmaybeshouldcould. Although not a huge believer in one action representing another, part of me would advise he jump from a plane (parachuted of course) or over an abyss with nothing but bungee attached to ankles. Take a step over a dangerous edge, see what happens. I bet you land exhilarated.

Because talking doesn’t make it so, action does.

There’s a wonderful, simple and simply wonderful line in the 80’s romedy (romantic comedy) “Say Anything”:

How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and just be in a good mood?

Almost makes sense, doesn’t it?

So many similes and metaphors, of which I’m known to sprinkle generously into my writing like double jimmies on a cupcake (see). You cry freedom, then fear, but mostly wolf. And in truth you only stand still crying. Days and nights and moments and minutes and seconds are limited.

Throw some toes over the edge.


SereneBabe said...

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

When I have friends in similar situations I remind myself they are not deciding for a reason. They are getting *something* they need from not deciding.

Jodie Kash said...

You are both wise and serene, babe.

SereneBabe said...

Gah! I so needed that comment of yours. How funny how totally meaningful and important I found it. A nice little kick in the ass that, yes, I can be wise and serene if I stop freaking the fuck out. :-) (Thanks.)

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