I Feel Sad Today. Sometimes That Happens.


When I was younger, I used to think that I was funny, and clever, and, above all, different.  I also thought that other people thought so too, and some even liked me because of it.  What I did not know, had no inkling of, was that as I got old, people’s perspective on that would change.  The descriptions of me have begun to change.  Now I’m sometimes “eccentric” (when people are being kind), and “weird” (when they’re being honest).  I guess it is unbecoming in an “older lady” to be different, to be unconventional, unless you’ve made a career of it maybe?

Or perhaps their perspective, their perceptions of me, never really changed… perhaps they always felt that way, and I just never noticed.  The fool, fooling herself all along.  And that makes me saddest of all.

And now for a silly picture to lighten the mood…





Badger Moses and the oyster annointment



4 responses »

  1. LOVE the picture and its caption. Never worry what others think of you my good friend Friday – you are an original and fabulous, at that! We are entitled to revel in our wackiness and you can throw minks at anyone who can’t take a joke. I had anticipated a permissiveness as I got older. For example, when sitting on the porch in a sundress and hat adorned with – well anything – sipping a nice cold lemon-aid/tequila and yelling HI GEESE! repeatedly to the geese in the field across the street. Some people just do not know how to have a good time.

    • Thank you so much, my dearest, dearest Coco. I should always remember I can count on you for unending support and encouragement. I had anticipated the permissiveness too, but I guess I have to wait a bit longer than I’d imagined, and endure the unenlightened, unintelligent, and unfun for the time being. But until that time comes, rest assured I shall continue to don my cleverly adorned hat and greet the geese with the raucus respect they deserve. Because WE know how to have fun, Coco! HI GEESE!!!

  2. Right there with you. We all feel this way sometimes I think. There are alot of us out there that are “eccentric” I’d rather be like this than not.

    • Thank you for your support, Keaven… you are right, and most days I am ok with me, and I’d rather be this way, but some days are harder than others. But it is so nice to be reminded that I am really not alone in this! 🙂

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