This week will go down as one of those which are rather full of anxiety and I know a lot of people out there are wondering what is going to happen to them. Are their fields going to fallow? Their livestock whither? Their nonprofits unfunded? Their septic systems backed up? Their favorite TV shows canceled?
You don't have to be on one side of 'the pond' or the other to feel a little lost right now. I've been lost before. Lots of times. You know how some people can curl their tongues or remember a ridiculous string of Pi numbers... being lost is my superpower. You find your way out. And here's the best part: you don't have to do it alone.
Here's a real conversation I had with Rocko this week:
Rocko: What are you doing?
Me: I'm posting a painting tutorial about how to paint the American Avocet. It helps take my mind off things.
Rocko: I'd grab them by the legs and dunk. That would give you an even base-coat.
And then I died.
Which means my mind wasn't on my worries, so in a way, I was totally proven right.
To the huddled masses - roar.
Be quick to forget insults.
Turn the pain into jokes.
Be patient and educate.
Bad days have chemistry. I don't always understand people, but I understand wine.