My husband and I have been operating under an INSANE amount of stress over the past, oh, month or so. So much so that we’ve been routinely searching one another out when we’re together at home, just to hug. Though it’s more along the lines of commiserative leaning and hanging on, really, than hugging. It’s almost like grief, or PTSD (not to diminish those folks who are suffering from either) – the elephant in the room that hovers around the edges of conscious thought, that we’re trying like hell to pretend isn’t there. So we laugh a little louder and talk a little faster and try to distract ourselves, knowing the Big Bad is still looming like a cat waiting to pounce on a mouse whistling in the dark.
It has been said that joy would go unrecognized if it weren’t for the dark times in our lives. All I can say is, 2010 had better be really fucking joyous.
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