I had a rather unusual day which began with, what I call, an Angeleno existential crisis. I had to take my car into the shop for some work. I may at some later time blog on the strange series of circumstances of the day which included dealing with an incompetent lesbian at the rental car agency and drinking a bit too much coffee.
But, once I sat back and put the day in context, I realized that if it really were a bad day, I’m a pretty lucky guy for while nothing seemed to go right, nothing went so wrong that I couldn’t handle it.
Finally, the day confirmed the wisdom of a tea bag* I read at one of the most difficult points of my undergraduate experience, “We often learn what will do by what will not do.”
In the midst of my unusual day, in the most unlikely of circumstances, I discovered that despite my many flaws and the times I have strayed from my path, I still held onto a value, a quality perhaps, which, I believe is essential to my individual nature, indeed perhaps essential to all of us. But, because it’s rather personal anecdote, I hesitate to write about it here.
I expect the meaning of the moment may increase as I gain distance from the events of yesterday. As time passes, I may even see the day in a positive light. And may eventually come to blog about it.
For with the right attitude, even our most difficult moments have some very positive attributes.
-B. Daniel Blatt (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com