Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Done With Errors On The Page
I was reading the other day that Giselle (wife of Tom Brady, supermodel, ex of Leo DiCaprio) said that giving birth for her did not hurt. If she had any decency at all, she'd keep this to herself. Seriously. I've never given birth, but I think it probably hurts for most women, including those hapless innocents who appear on the scariest show on television, "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant." But even so, Giselle doesn't bother me the way she does some people. Sarah Palin falls into this category for a lot of types -- a strong reaction. Again, she does nothing one way or the other for me in terms of a personal feeling. Yes, I have opinions about her various ways, but she doesn't get my goat. There are people I loathe, who irritate. These people are as necessary as air.
In feng shui, a person is instructed to stick a black fish in a tank with other fish to absorb negative energy. In any group, there's this person. The person who you talk about, who drives you mad. It's probably your mother at times, maybe someone at work. Someone who doesn't have any pain in giving birth. (My guess is that Giselle is driving Mrs. Big (Bridget M, Tom Brady's ex and mother of his firstborn) crazy. At least a little. What do you do? People upset us, disappoint. That's the nature of all of this mess. If that person were to magically disappear, they'd show up again in another outfit. I've had this happen, both with delightful and not so delightful people in my life. Let's face it -- we're always giving birth to a new self, one that tries to be better. And if anyone says that's not painful, I'd know she was lying.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart." — Pema Chödrön
Any good book suggestions? What are you guys reading?
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday! MCB Press members -- will email tomorrow all relevant information!