Monday, August 25, 2014

The World Is Ugly Sometimes

Hello. Happy Monday.

I've been grumpy.

And in a quandry.

A blogging quandry.

You see, I blog about things that don't matter that much - in the scheme of things.

You could call blogging my own personal version of a selfie.

Normally I'm OK with being self-centered and indulgent.

And then the world butts in . . .

And important things happen - that reveal things about us that aren't very pretty.

Ugly stuff.

Some can't bear to live any longer . . .

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Some - still, to this day - can't be (or feel) safe because of the color of their skin  . . .

Groups of men do unspeakable things in the name of "God". . .

And I've got nothin'. 

Absolutely nothin.

Anything I say makes it seem as if I'm complaining.

But I have a great life.

My heart wants to lay down.

I've got no answers. 

I'm not so sad that I can't move on or anything like that. 

I've been painting furniture, gardening, sewing, and doing some of the obligatory cleaning. 

I certainly can eat.

I just loose interest in talking about things that don't matter.

That's it.

That's all I've got.


PS. I apologize deeply for the copyrights I broke. I really don't know how that stuff works. Please forgive me.


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Well said.
for someone who's got nothing... you said exactly what I'm feeling.
What I do or say here and now or on the blog...really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
Not when you consider everything else that is going on in the world.
Now I'v said too much.

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

You got way more then you think or feel right now.

Cristina said...

Longtime lurker here, Karen. It may not seem like it, but the things you blog about offer cheer and comfort in this crazy world. I've attended 13 funerals for children in the past 4 years. I've been a pall-bearer for caskets so tiny, I could have carried them myself. My blog is about my 6 year-old son, who is dying unless I find a cure for his (new) genetic disorder. My heart has wanted to give up and lie down for quite some time, but we don't have that option. Life goes on. I read blogs like yours to remind me that there is more to life than death and suffering. So, thank you. I hope your heart feels lighter soon, and you continue making something--the world--wonderful today. :)

White Lace and Promises said...

You are understood here. Among your blogging friends, you find a place of acceptance where it's safe to vent, feel pain as well as joy. I like that. I wish I had more friends like this in the, should I say, real world.

Donna Wilkes said...

Your gift to us is your quirky blog - this post is such a wonderful reflection of how most of us feel lately. Thank you deeply, Karen!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

The answer is cake, Karen.
We all need cake.
Our hearts are heavy now, but our spirits will lift again in time.
I think we all feel like you do right now, but it's ok to smile again. We can't let the sorrow overtake the joy in life.
You just keep pumping out the joy and so will we.

rush said...

I haven't watched the news in over 3 weeks. I haven't been on Facebook (to hear about news) in months. I have been watching old reruns of "Hoarders" because I have never had cable. Before that, it was HGTV. Both show stories of excess. People have too much. I have too much. I have lost interest in the paper crafts I used to make and the quilting I used to do. None of it seems to matter in the big scheme of things, but I escape and find something to entertain me...take my mind off of ... what? I don't know. But, I need it, and you have provided it (along with many others).

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Yeah....I guess I feel lucky that most of my problems are first world problems. I'm with Tina...bake a cake!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

People need to escape from the pain sometimes. They need a resource, a fresh, upbeat place to get some happiness. Blogs provide that. You are part of the solution.

Teddee Grace said...

Let loose of your despair; don't lose hope.


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