What to do, what to do? Should I just accept that no relationship is perfect and that things are as good as they’re likely to get? Or should I start contemplating a “2nd Amendment” style remedy? I wonder, what would Ted Kaczynski do?
Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly enthralled by Neil Young’s voice when I first heard him sing all those years ago. But, being that “Old Man” was released so close on the heels of my father’s death, it naturally caught my attention. And now, having been reminded of it again by my TV, it’s occurred to me just how much my life has come full circle from that time.
The title to this post is from a recurring joke in my internal dialog, originating from some long-forgotten line in a movie about acting. In case you haven’t noticed, a major underlying theme of this blog is my confusion about (and outright resentment towards) the stupid roles we’re all forced to play in order to “fit in” with those around us.
We all have memories we’d rather not dwell on. Memories of decisions we’ve made that have haunted us ever since. And I think we all wonder how things might have been different had we, or others, made different choices.
Well, you found yourself a man. A little place to call your own. And you even had a couple of kids. Wow, can life get any better than this?
Poor Margaret. If anyone knows how Marilyn Munster felt, trying to “fit in” with her “cuddly” little clan, it’s her. She’s as cute as a button, and she’s got a nice voice too, but her “family” may just have you scrambling away from your monitors as fast as anyone escaping The Munster’s home on Mockingbird Lane!
You have been warned! 😉
1981 was a big year for me. That was the year I graduated from college, started my second career, and finally began settling into that “family guy” role I’d been dreaming of for nearly a decade. But this “transitional phase” was anything but a smooth one… All of which left me feeling just a tad stressed out and scrambling for ways to feel more in control of over where all this was headed…