adventures in dysthymia

Friday, April 10, 2009

POSITIVITY

I'm a very positive person. Positive that something will go wrong.

It always does, you know. But things go right, too, and it all ends up how it will end up. Life may be a bowl of cherries but the whipped cream is optional.

I'm not a particularly important person. No one is, compared to the universe and, perhaps, an infinity that lies beyond it. I am as important as anything else in that universe, however; it would not be complete without me.

Nor would infinity be quite as infinite. We don't want any under-sized infinities, do we?

I was once young and stupid. That's no crime but it felt like one at the time. Now I'm old and stupid but I don't feel guilty about it.

After all, by now I've done enough other things in my life to feel guilty about. And I'm positive I'll do more of them.

If I were a magnet, I'd attract negative people. That may explain much of what has happened in my life.

Maybe if I was more negative I'd attract positive people. But I'm not sure I'd like them.

I wake up with a positive attitude. Sometimes that slips a bit by bedtime.

But there's always tomorrow.

Stephen Brooke ©2009

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