No more bus groups … I believe I am now healed of my wanna-be afflictions.
This week, I voluntarily removed myself from two different bus groups on FakeBook and have decided to go on down the line. To be happily content, burning huge amounts of hydrocarbons in the fast-lane, with my turn signal blinking a left turn for who knows how long … Or in other words … YOU BUY YO’ TICKET … YOU TAKE YO’ CHANCES. You win a few and you lose a few, some of them mothers’ just burn to the ground.
La Vita Loca as some would say.
Here I sit, drinking my cup of Joe, looking at the bus sitting on the drive, loaded up and ready to go. I should be happy, I am after all, “on the right side of the dirt, I have no regrets for the hand that life has dealt me” but still, I am unsettled, for some unknown reason, I am not a happy camper.
Curiously I cannot figure out what it is that is buggin’ me this morning. It is as the old tymers’ are fond of saying, “A good day to be above ground.” I should be elated but I find myself just the opposite.
Why is it we can never attain that level of comfort or happiness that we all desire in life? Why is it as Rodney King once said, “Why can’t we all get along?” What is it, that elusive thing, that always remains just a tad bit out of reach for the average guy. That little thing that sows the seed of discontent in a man’s life. The early morning sunshine breaks thru the kitchen window but it doesn’t illuminate the source of my frustration.
Today I just have one thing going for me. I have balance, I know what it is that I know. I have been loved, I have been lost, and I have been hurt, but still I have a good idea of what all of this is worth.
Which is on some days … not much.
My grandmother used to say “Look for the rainbow Donnie” and bless her heart, she is right. Now that I am no longer frittering my time away on some useless bus boards, I can do as the wife suggests. Get back to work on the house.
It is not easy, but you can always find a rainbow here and there, and this year, there have been plenty of cloudy days.
I am doing alright.
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