Whoa! Whoa the cruel and unusual irony that I must be grounded on these limestone steps: a creature of the wind whose sails have ceased, a ship docking on a silent sea. Tethered tragically, my heart hast grown far too heavy for my weak wings to take final flight. My body, Icarus, crumpled on the…
“If you can walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, than you are a thief and proud of it.” - rock
“The early bird is such a smug bastard.” - rock
“It ain’t over till – oh, it’s over.” - rock
And an oldie but a goody:
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” - Former President George W. Bush
Here’s my script for the romantic comedy I’ve been working on:
Guy: Relaxed, maybe sometimes a little too relaxed. Handsome but doesn’t milk it. Loves babies and building things with his bare hands while reading and earning money by doing some unspecified yet incredibly lucrative job that gives him an enormous amount of free time.
Girl: Drop-dead gorgeous, but hidden by her pulled back hair and glasses. Uptight and very work-oriented, a little too work-oriented. Wants to be loved, but is too focused on her career to realize that. Klutzy, but only to the adorable, not pathological point.
Girl: Hi. I don’t like/trust you OR I don’t have time for a relationship.
Guy: Come on
Girl: You are so infuriating!
Guy talks to comedic best friend (less attractive/bald nonthreatening guy friend) about Girl.
Guy: I really like her
Friend: Go for it man. (says something funny)
Girl talks to her comedic best friend (less attractive/shorter/full-figured nonthreatening girl friend) about Guy.
Girl: I really like him.
Friend: (laughing) If you don’t want him, I’ll take him. (They laugh)
Guy and Girl meet again. Girl does something klutzy. Guy watches bemused/helps her up. They laugh. Dramatic pause. They kiss. Montage of falling in love.
Girl and Guy kiss again.
Guy: I have a problem
Girl: I have a problem too.
Guy: Oh no.
Girl: Oh no.
Sad montage without each other. Respective comedic friends try to cheer them up over wine (for the girls) and beer (for the guys).
Guy and Girl run into each other at coffee shop/top of iconic building/in New York City.
Guy: Wait, I’m okay. Love you.
Girl: Me too. (Pulls hair down).
They kiss. Comedic friends say something funny.
For today, just today - even if for just a moment - SMILE. Don’t do it sarcastically, sardonically, cruelly, or ironically. Just smile! It will cheer everyone else up (or at the very least shock them) and may actually make you feel infinitesimally less grumpy. So, just for today, smile.