1. Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    what if it doesnt get better 

    hope fading people ask me questions. Lord knows why.
    problem with asking me things is i just may tell you the truth.
    sometimes the ugly truth.
    sometimes i’ll say it in a harsh cold unflowery midwestern way.
    some people appreciate that style,
    especially here in LA where bs is valued
    to those who have extremely low self esteem
    and wanna believe in magic and unicorns.
    the truth is the only magic in life
    is based in hard work at the right time
    with committed people for the right things.
    and lots of it.

    if your car is stuck in the mud
    it doesnt matter how hard you hit the gas.
    sometimes you have to do something different.
    like get out of the damn car.

    but getting out of the car for some people involves
    admitting theres a problem, willingness to get dirty
    and acknowledging that plan A isnt working.
    some freak out with that.
    dont.

    what if it doesnt get better i was asked?
    what if we just get older
    and balder and fatter and slower
    and more out of touch
    and things only get worse?

    what if hope, like the sticker on the back of my girlfriends VW
    just keeps fading and eventually peels off?

    what if the environment gets filthier and housing costs get more out of reach
    what if the economy never truly rebounds?

    what if she never realizes im the man for her?

    yesterday i was asked a variety of questions like those
    by several very sweet people.

    my answer to all of them was probably not what they were looking for.

    i said

    when we die

    we go to heaven.

    in the meantime, suck it up whiner.