I had a thought as I was washing my hands just now that perhaps I should keep my own hand-drying towel on my person to avoid having to use the paper towels or my jeans every time a public bathroom fails to have a blow dryer.
If you can’t tell, I’m getting to be a reduce-reuse-recycle freak. But is this too far over the line? Should I just sacrifice my pants? (my trousers, for those of you who just laughed at that question?)
In the same ‘I probably had a stroke today because my sense of loving kindness for the whole world and everything in it is currently annoyingly gargantuan’ vein, (that was the best segue I could come up with for this non sequitur), I feel really, really sorry for Rebecca Black and I want her to know I wish her all the very best.
I will assume you are one of the millions upon millions of people who’ve already seen the Friday video. If not, if you’ve missed this meme, this girl is getting hammered over this song. She’s thirteen years old. I had a very, very fragile ego at thirteen and I’m not sure I know anyone who would bear this kind of scorn pleasantly. All things considered she is a picture of grace and ought to be applauded.
There’s no reason to be an asshole to this girl. No reason to berate and tease. She has other kids telling her she should slit her wrists and die. What kind of world are we living in?
I could go on and on about revolutions and shark finning and global warming and wars and domestic violence and so many other things I can’t list them, but today all the weight of the world seems embodied in this poor, overtaxed soul. I can’t imagine being her and I see people being hateful to other people so often and it just hurts my heart.
I don’t know quite why I felt the need to say this. I know I said I wasn’t going to post every day. Apparently I lied.