Monday, September 05, 2011

save the drama for your mama

i realized something tonight, once and for all. it's pretty much over for me with pretend, made-up drama. i don't want it in my life anymore. whether it's of the corporate variety or of the local. i love a dramatically-told story, don't get me wrong, but i'm thinking of the kind of drama where people get all worked up over something that's really not important and which doesn't actually exist except in their own head (usually because they're not listening). i'm done with that kind. this evening, i had occasion to observe some drama of that sort and i found myself physically backing away from it. slowly, but surely moving my chair back to physically remove myself from the scene. it was uncomfortable for everyone concerned - participants and observers. and totally unnecessary. pettiness and condescension with overtones of sexism and a bit of martyrdom thrown in. it makes me shudder now, just thinking about it. life is simply too short.

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so onto more positive things:

like these thoughts on my film swap with shokoofeh
and pressing our first cider.
and sweet bobbaloos with mushrooms from minnesota.
and the fact that monday is almost over.


Pia K said...

hear hear to that!

celkalee said...

ditto, I need a cookie..

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Double ditto!!

Have a great day(evening)

TRacy :)

Andi said...

I could not agree with you more. In the last 10 years I have made a concerted effort to cut out drama from my life, even to the point where I cut out significant people, and I have never regret it. From time to time there are moments when I might get sucked back in, but then reality hits and I just can't do it!