Thursday, December 08, 2005

Yesterday's Fortune

"Stop searching
happiness is inside of you."

Today, on the other hand, I haven't been looking for anything except to get things done. Luckily there is enough to do that it is an easily self-satisfying goal. Am I talking in English? Last night I dreamt that a strange woman slipped two hits of acid in my coffee. I've been feeling the effects all day--but I think it's actually a cold that I've been fighting all week. Although it is important to mention that I do not get sick. No, never. There's an intricate mind game I play with myself to keep illness at bay and it usually works. This time, however, I feel like I am fighting an uphill battle. Or maybe there's a small part of me that wants it this time--that heaviness, the calm, the excuse to lay down and not feel guilty about it. Oh yeah, but that's the other reason I never let myself get sick. I have an incredible guilt complex that does not allow me to "do nothing." I think I acquired it from my parents a long, long time ago. Chronic workaholics. Nature or nurture? I don't know. All I do know is that my dad never let me sleep in and my mom never sat still. So here I am, at 31 (tomorrow--hint, hint), a horrible, guilt-ridden product of my parents and their parents and their parents...

Good god. Am I floating?


tara dawn said...

Is it someone's birthday? If I still have enough brain cells to read your hints correctly...then Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.
Sending lots of good thoughts your way....xoxo - Tara Dawn

Aspen said...

Happy Birthday chicky!


Hope you have a wonderful day, try not to stress... (I know that's a hard one).

Be sure you get lots of puppy hugs too!

Jessie said...

Thanks Tara Dawn and Aspen! I think I'll never be too old to love birthdays! :)