Thursday, September 22, 2011

Really?

What is it with some people that they just can't be happy? For themselves, for others, nothing and nobody can help them be happy.  They are fussy, never satisfied, always have to put others down, poke fun, call names and sometimes it turns into outright bullying.  Their comments are degrading, judgemental, often racist, carry heavy prejudices, but in the end, show their own flaws at their finest. 

I find it is often those who are the most afraid, who fight, scream and yell the loudest. They are quick to find fault in others, because they do the exact same things themselves. The familiarity of it all rears it's head. Rather than fix me, I will aim my aggression and frustrations at others.

They cause a stir so as not to be overshadowed. How dare you step into MY spotlight! How could you try to leave me behind? Why would you?  I'm the reason you are here or have made it this far. I can do better, I know everything. Their tantrums are EPIC and unbearable at times.

And yet when they fall, they land the hardest because they have alienated themselves from others and have no true friends to count on when that day comes...

I hear others asking, Why can't you be happy for me?
Simple really.  Because they can't even be happy for themselves.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Love, Twu luv

Those are the words the preacher speaks from the movie The Princess Bride as she is marrying Prince Humperdink.

L- is for the way you look at me
O- is for he only one I see
V- is very, very
E-xtra ordinary...

and that is a good way of putting it, since love like that seems to be very extraordinary these days. 

I heard a song by Vince Gil this morning. Whenever You Come Around. It speaks of the effects a person can have on us when they are near.  Vince Gil sings-  
I get weak in the knees
and I lose my breath, 
Oh I try to speak
but the words won't come,
I'm so scared to death.
When you smile that smile,
The world turns upside down,
Whenever you come around...

I think at some point we all know a person who makes our heart flutter. Hearing their voice, we just melt. Is it possible to love someone too much?