Monday, April 14, 2008

hell in a handbasket

yeah- i don't know what it means either- but apparently, this is what it looks like. as i have been making the rounds to fellow bloggers, i have come across the song 'life is a lemon and i want my money back' amongst the page after page of well, hell. there are many folks out there with health issues of their own; folks whose loved ones are ill; folks who have lost family through death, deployment, or dumbassery; folks who don't have much money or who have mental health issues- on top of the horrible world news out there no matter where you look. the news seems to be absolutely exploding everywhere- and the whole planet is going up in flames. where is the sanity? are there any sane moments out there? how does one get relief enough to rest to go back into the fray? checking out and cocooning only works for a short time- and if you check out completely- well, you have probably checked out completely. i have absolutely no words of consolation. i have no idea what to say. of course, i never know what to say when someone dies. i'm sorry doesn't seem appropriate and neither does 'damn! that sucks!' so, here i am. anyone??

7 comments:

Daniel said...

I'm enjoying dabbling in Seeking Utopia, Betmo. It's much nicer pretending that the world is a nice place rather than trying to change its ugly reality.

People don't change. They're too indoctrinated and selfish. I'm moving into pretending. Perhaps I'll attract a lot more friends.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I do believe we've had this conversation before.:)

EVERYTHING in moderation, and:

EVERYTHING is not your fault so stop feeling guilty over it and trying to fix it.

Will be a big start.:)

Elaine Williams said...

It does help to hear someone say they're sorry for your loss, but it also helps if you're just there for support, and sometimes you don't have to say anything.

enigma4ever said...

oh you know Empathy is just about walking in others shoes- and I think we all have done that now...and as long as we can still feel for others...and still offer Something Back...a hug, a kind word, a snippet of wisdom....or a laugh....than we are keeping Our Humanity intact...and that is what matters.....Being There is very much a real thing...

btw you do that all the time- you just don't know it ;-)

namaste....

DivaJood said...

Empathy is really about being available. A kind word, such as "I'm sorry for your loss" or "I feel this current situation is difficult for you" without trying to fix it for another goes a long way. And I agree with TFWY - moderation is essential.

And, I am here for you!

Beth said...
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Beth said...

wow - your post reminds me of a line from a "new earth" where the author admonishes us to evolve or die. the premise of the book is that if humankind is not to destroy itself we must become conscious beings rather than going through life driven by ego - because the pace of destruction and chaos is accelerating. face it - humans haven't evolved. We're governed by folks who strive to find new and better ways to kill other people the planet is run by rich folks who think of new and better ways to exploit the earth and the people who inhabit it. What was that old saying...."Stop the earth, I want to get off"