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all the single ladies

12 Feb

Well, the worst holiday of the entire year is in two days. Can you tell I’m jumping up and down right now?

Anyway, I’m trying not to be completely pessimistic and bitchy about it. So I looked for ways to entertain myself. I got sucked into the abyss of YouTube watching funny videos and I discovered the whole “shit ___ people say” fad. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock.

This one is particularly appropos. It made me laugh….and I have said all of these things at one point or another…..except for the part about cats.

Happy VD.

 

 

malcontent

24 May

p.s. i love you

14 Feb

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

~Samuel Lover

Valentine’s Day is a cliché, but so is hating Valentine’s Day.  I am guilty of the latter.  Even as an elementary school kid it caused me anxiety.  Although, I do like those little messenger heart candies.

I won’t go on about all of the obvious reasons why people dislike Valentine’s Day.  You’ve heard them before.  I’m a romantic;  I really am.  But this holiday just reminds me of my inadequacies.  Always has, and I don’t need any help in that department.

In Buddhism there’s the concept of loving-kindness, or mettā.  It’s sort of a universal love.  A compassion and love, without attachment or condition, for all people and all beings.  It’s easy to love someone we “fall in love” with.  It’s much harder to have love for everybody, nigh impossible perhaps.  But, I think it would benefit us all to cultivate this kind of love a little more.  We need a little more universal love, not just love for “our own.”  We need Mettā Day.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples..  no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

~His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

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