Note: I since learned that this was originally posted by Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia on Facebook. I want to make sure he receives credit.
Darling, I’ve been standing here just watching you all night
And I think I’ve even caught you watching me a couple times
If I don’t ask I’ll never know
This may sound dumb but here we go:
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I’m glad that we agree
Believe me, that’s a big relief
Well, this place is awful crowded
And this music is so loud
Would you like to go and grab a bite to eat?
It’s nice to finally meet a girl who doesn’t move too fast
I was only checking, that’s the reason that I asked
Relationships need time to grow
You and I should take this slow
Darling, tell me, would you like to dance?
I was just being polite
Thank goodness, my feet are much too tired
I’m sure you’re tired too
I can see an empty booth
Would you like to maybe sit and talk awhile?
We’d never get along
I’m thinking there’s no chemistry at all
This has been a waste of time
And I’m running out of lines
Don’t you think it’s time for me to end this song?
I’ve lucked onto a couple of excellent blogs in the past week or so. This is another: Raptitude.
David Cain is a writer in Winnipeg with an excellent insight into the challenges of trying to live nobly and thoughtfully in the modern world. Many of his articles are enlightening, but one that spoke to me in particular is called “The One Ingredient Necessary For Accepting Yourself.” Some excerpts:
You can’t just decide to suddenly feel good about yourself. It won’t work. I can see now the mistake people make in trying to love themselves, it’s exactly what I did. They confuse self-love with how they feel about themselves. They want the warm, comfortable feeling of being loved. They are focused on receiving love from themselves, rather than giving it.
If you have trouble loving yourself, know this: Love is action.
Self-love is not how you feel about yourself. It’s what you do for yourself. You can only love yourself by doing, not thinking. Execute feats of love, feats of respect, for your own benefit.
Do work you love. Even if you make less money. Even if you disappoint others. Working a job for which you have no passion is betraying yourself, for eight hours a day. Nobody can love themselves while they subject themselves to forty hours of uninspiring work every week.
If it isn’t practical to leave your current line of work just yet, start planning your escape now. That’s love.
Do not resign a third of your life to someone else’s purpose. Dignity is worth any pay cut. If you don’t like your job, you are only getting better at being resentful.
Sometime this afternoon. Just thirty days ago it hit 30,000.
* snif *