Sunday, April 21, 2013
Remains of the Day
The only answer I have is a goofy one. I've had a sense of foreboding. Isn't "foreboding" and fabulous and underused word. It would be simpler to say I've been in a state of anxiety that I may have brought on myself.
I've been worried about North Korea. I've been worried about this new Asiatic flu that kills everything and everyone it touches and has no cure. I've been worried about my son going to the Boston Marathon and running. I've been worried about going to the dentist. I've been worried about Alex turning 50. I've been worried about his birthday party and if I could make it wonderful. I've been worried about climate change. I've been worried about gun violence. I've been in a state of "foreboding".
I've made the horrible decision to watch the news in a compulsive and detrimental to my mental health way. Train wreck after train wreck and I could not look away. I got hooked on this stuff and it left me speechless, (or at least wordless).
It's over now.
My son ran in the Boston Marathon. He reached the finish line about 40 minutes before the bombs went off. I'm glad he's fast. I'm glad he and his wife Kate were in transit back to their hotel when the explosions went off. Finally, I'm glad the investigation of this event has been fruitful and that there is one perpetrator dead and one who will face charges.
The new flu is really nothing for me to worry about. The press leaves me in a state of anxiety. If it's not killer bees, it's killer sink holes. If it's not raging terrorists, it's raging lunatics. If it's not deadly tsunami's, it's deadly earthquakes or avalanches.
I will try to remember that the life we have is the only one that we can control. And I will try to post about the life I have and stop being such a news junkie!