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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
State of the 'Song 
19th-Mar-2011 07:14 pm
MLP: Pinkie bounce
The State of the 'Song is a Bose-Einstein condensate.

For serious, though.

This week has seen some fairly massive changes. I'd call them upheavals, but that sounds negative, and every single one of them has been for the good; I am feeling unilaterally awesome.

But I have become increasingly aware that I am living inside a singularity, in that there are so many huge lifechangey things going on that I can have no clear idea whatsoever what life on the other side will be like. Except awesome. I'm really sure about the awesome. So many things I'd taken as universal constants have shifted, though, that I am sort of stunned and blinking and grinning like a fool.

So where I am right now at this moment is just accepting that there is some massive flux going on. That I will be chaos-dancing, as maxymyllyn puts it, for the next indeterminate span of time.

I do not know where the ground is, but that is actually okay right now; I have cultivated a pretty spiffy set of wings.

Also a jetpack.
19th-Mar-2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
*happy dance*


I have no idea what the changes could be, but I'm happy for you nonetheless.
19th-Mar-2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
There is not a "Like " button big enough for this. Yay 'song!!!!!
20th-Mar-2011 12:11 am (UTC)
You have a pretty spiffy icon too.
20th-Mar-2011 12:53 am (UTC)
*stares, transfixed, at your icon*
20th-Mar-2011 01:12 am (UTC)
A jetack definitely helps for these sorts of tims.
20th-Mar-2011 01:16 am (UTC)

Edited at 2011-03-20 01:16 am (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 02:39 am (UTC)
May the wings stay on as long as needed and wanted - have an excellent time

Edited at 2011-03-20 02:39 am (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 03:00 am (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Jet packs rule. Wings're pretty cool too. Are you sure you need both? Not overkill? Like a feather boa on an ostrich? Then again, what if your wings get tired? Jetpack. What if your jetpack runs out of fuel? Wings. I can see the logic.
20th-Mar-2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
The icon is awesome.
I have no idea what the rest of this is talking about.
20th-Mar-2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
:D W00t!
20th-Mar-2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you! At times when the universe is wreaking havoc with so many people, it's nice to see someone reaping what she sows :).

Do you have Jill Sobule's "Jet Pack?" It's called for at times like this!
20th-Mar-2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
I feel a smidge guilty, actually, because I know so many people are having a hard time...
20th-Mar-2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I know that feeling... and you know what? Stuff it. Because generally speaking, people who are having a hard time gain strength from knowing that other people who've had a hard time have managed to escape it (even if only temporarily or in certain specific respects).

20th-Mar-2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to reconcile that feeling by comparing it to bread.

When I go to restaurants with people, they often look guilty or outright say they feel guilty about enjoying the pre-dinner bread, because I can't have any. And yeah, I miss bread, but I don't want you to not have bread! Enjoy the bread! I like watching you enjoy the bread!
21st-Mar-2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
And it's not like by me refusing to eat the bread it would make you magically able to eat it. Likewise, you're not going to make their situation any better by refusing the good things that you've got going on. Life is not a zero-sum game.
20th-Mar-2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
That's interesting. My experience is people who are having a hard time really resent it when people say how great things are going.
20th-Mar-2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
It depends a lot on context. Waving your success/happiness in people's face just when they're seeking empathy for their misery is definitely a bad move. Mentioning in a separate context - somewhere they'll be looking after they've ridden out their current wave of angst and decided to peep out at the outside world - that, after a lot of things going badly, things are now going well for you, is a totally different ballgame.

At the end of the day, every situation is different. Play it by instinct, and tune your instinct for empathy, and that's about the best you can achieve.

Edited at 2011-03-20 08:01 pm (UTC)
20th-Mar-2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
"I do not know where the ground is, but that is actually okay right now; I have cultivated a pretty spiffy set of wings.

Also a jetpack

May I quote this? Because it is, in the words of Devon Woodcomb, awesome! =:o}

20th-Mar-2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Go for it!
21st-Mar-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome! Sorry to hear you followed this up by immediately getting sick, but still, awesomeness!
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