|10:03 am - Deep Thought for Hadit Day|
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Okay, I admit that I spent yesterday evening drinking Gin & Tonics and reading Sex Tips for Girls, a book that makes me giggle even when I'm not under the influence. But still. Our nation has its priorities all fucked up. Look at just a few of today's headlines for proof!
People are losing their pets because the economy is so fucked up. GAO thinks it's a bad idea to spend government money on lingerie and steak dinners, rather than bullets and bombs. I think this is mistaken. Frivolity is good for the soul! Indeed, it's the only thing that will keep us alive in these trying times.
Worry isn't good for you. Frivolity is. Want to stay healthy? Stop worrying so damn much. The future will take care of itself if we don't abuse it. As Cynthia Heimel once said: "We must eschew anything trivial. We must embrace all that is frivolous."
What's trivial? Well, her list includes (among other things): food processors, tax shelters, committees, life insurance, dress shields, encounter groups, conceptual art, nouvelle cuisine (dude, it was the 80's), business suits, Volvo station wagons, mortgages, designer sunglasses.
I can't decide if war is trivial or not. It's surely not something I'd like to spend my life worrying about. I'd prefer we weren't at war at all... but that's not the point of this post.
What's frivolous? Heimel's list includes dancing, eating raspberries, driving in convertibles, drinking champagne, kissing, telling jokes, planting tomatoes, lying on the beach, talking on the phone, singing, fucking, and buying dresses. I'd add buying lingerie, eating delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, brunching with friends...
THINGS are trivial. ACTIONS are frivolous and to be embraced.
Love your pet. Never let him/her go. Do what you have to, but don't abandon a loved one, whether it is a human being, a dog, a cat... whatever. Love is IMPORTANT. LOVE WITH EVERY BREATH OF YOUR BEING.
Life is too short to get worry lines. To quote Heimel again, "The moment you decide that you're a grownup now, and therefore must put away childish things like staying out all night or cruising down strange highways is the moment you will lose that ineffable glow of youth." But it's not just about youth. It's about well-being. If your priorities are the trivial, you dry up and die on the inside.
I am not making this up. I've seen it happen to people.
I'm not saying you should quit your job, throw caution to the wind and take up a bohemian lifestyle, though that does work for some. I am saying you need to get your priorities straight. I, personally, had MUCH rather that our government employees ate well, listened to good music, and wore sexy lingerie (well I might not want to SEE the latter, but it's not ALL about me). I want them to make decisions based on a healthy and well balanced outlook... not one that is based around money and oil and revenge.
This has been your chipper rant for the day. Please go out and buy something sexy, or maybe enjoy a milkshake. Make mad passionate love to someone you care for. There will be a poll later today, because creating polls is without question in my list of the frivolous. Thank you for your time!
Love is the law, love under will.
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