blog 32: in which I wane lyrical on the first day of 2012.

Have you ever had one of those days where everything just seemed to be going wrong or where people you thought you could trust and things you thought you could believe in just kept on letting you down and every time you turned around the bad guys seemed to winning and it made you feel like you were just beating your head against a brick wall and that nothing you could do would actually make a difference … but then … just when you’re on the point of giving up, something happens, some stupid, trivial, insignificant thing, like maybe the last person you would ever expect does something or says something or makes some tiny gesture and even though they don’t realise what they’re doing or saying, somehow it changes everything and all those negative thoughts that had been clogging up your mind and dragging you down just get washed away and for one brief, shining moment the world makes perfect sense and even the bad and sad things are beautiful because they too have their place and reason for being in the great and unfathomable scheme of things and for the first time ever you feel like you can see it clearly and understand it fully and you just know that everything’s going to be all right and you’re going to be all right and all because that one fleeting, fragile moment of experience, actually turned out to be so big and so powerful and  so beautiful, it was capable of changing the world?

Ever had one of those days?

No, me either.

But still, it’s a lovely thought.


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9 Responses to blog 32: in which I wane lyrical on the first day of 2012.

  1. Hi Michael,
    I got sucked in and really wanted to agree with everything you said.
    You were so convincing! … until I realized it was a set up!
    Yay to the mighty power of the Word!


    • mgbauer says:

      Sorry about that Karen! I actually wrote that a while back but took a long time to post it. Wasn’t sure how people would take it. Thought it might appear mean spirited. Just meant it as a bit of a joke. And I have had plenty of experiences that while not quite matching that description, have come close.
      Cheers and good luck with the publication of Me and Her this year.


  2. Yes. I had. It was brilliant. And it makes me confident.
    World can be (and is) a horrible place. But world can also be (and is) a wonderful place. The usual point of view closes one’s eyes. We are callous – in a certain extent; sometimes we have to? And so often one is caught in different bondages. But we can be set free! Sadly it seems not so easy to stay free …

    … I hope I was able to write in comprehensible English. 🙂


  3. elaineouston says:

    Me either. But it is a good thought …. a long thought, but a good one. I just had my editor tell me a sentence was too long and complicated. I’m sending her your post as an example of how a long sentence actually looks. lol Happy New Year, Michael.


  4. Love it! its a cool drool!


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