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Good Things Have Happened to Me Too, 2005

original written 10-15-98, turned into prose 09-12-05

I’ve wanted to baul my eyes out, but I don’t think I have the emotion in me any longer. My share of bad things has happened to me, and I can say that the good things have happened to me too... But when you’re like me all you can think about is the bad stuff, and you can fixate on that, it doesn’t matter how many months go by, or years, or whatever, but you get the idea.
My point is that the bad stuff is there, and there’s nothing you’re going to be able to do to get rid of the bad stuff. You can try to deal with it with a good attitude, or you can have a temper-tantrum every time something bad happens to you, or you can try to take all the bad stuff for as long as you can.
But I don’t know how you deal with that pain. I suppose that bauling your eyes out over a problem would help for now, but the problem is not going to get any easier just because you cry.
No, the bad stuff doesn’t go away The key is to be able to figure out how to make all of the bad stuff go away, like it was never there in the first place. Well, I don’t know if anyone has been able to figure that out yet... I suppose there has to be some way to make yourself just blink and then you can forget all the bad stuff. People for the most part have been able to do that most of their lives
Unless they kill themselves first, But I’m not even going to go there — that just seems like too touchy of a subject to even come near. So I guess the burning question is to figure out how to make all the bad stuff go away, like it was never there in the first place.
Well, it seems that no one so far has come up with a way to figure out how to do that.
If anyone has an idea, let me know. Thanks.




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