November 25, 2009

shit happens. there is nothing more succint and well-put than this rather crass sounding and matter-of-factly phrase, simply because, well you know, it’s true. why say “hey, you know, it happens to the best of us, so deal with it” when you could just as easily convey the same sentiment with “shit happens”. cos yeah, shit really does happen. while i don’t intend to let this post become an ode to dookie, i really mean to say that i had the shittiest of shit days today. i’m not going to harp on it and torment you with details but i guess it was really an amalgamation of road blocks and annoying niggly little things that triggered an avalanche of self-doubt, fear and anguish. i know i shouldn’t let things get me down, seeing as i’ve come this far…..but it’s kind of hard to keep telling myself to be positive when the obstacles keep coming, and the silver lining is nowhere in sight. i know i have a lot to be thankful for, and believe me, i am. it could have been a lot worse. but sometimes, no matter how big or trivial the problems are, you just have to give in to your emotions, whine A LOT to someone who won’t hold it against it you in future (thanks sher!), have a good cry, before you eventually come to the realisation that hey, maybe things aren’t really that bad, and there is light at the end of the tunnel. grin and bear it, suck it up, just keep swimming. i cannot wait for the day when i’ll look back at this all and say to myself, “i have no idea how i got through this but i did”.

love this song- it got me through so many hard times back in 2004 (officially the most harrowing year of my life). so yes i dedicate this post to all you anonymous people out there who need encouragement, and this poem i dug out from my old blog in 2004, just to remind myself that shit happens, but that’s what toilet paper is for.


don’t quit

when things go wrong
as they sometimes will
when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
when the funds are low
and the debts are high
and when you want to smile
but you have to sigh
when care is pressing you down a bit
rest if you must, but don’t you quit
life is odd with its twists and turns
as everyone of us sometimes learns
and many a failure turns about
when he might have won
had he stuck it out
don’t give up though
the pace seems slow
you may succeed with another blow

success is failure turned inside out
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt
and you can never tell how close you are
it may be near when it seems so far
so stick to the flight when you’re hardest hit
its when things seem worst
that you must not quit.

p.s. i caught This Is It yesterday- fking amazing stuff. MJ’s passion for music, saving the earth and showmanship is so awe-inspiring that it makes my heart ache. i never considered myself a fan but now i am compelled to promote his labour of love- go watch!


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