It's been a very busy work week. I have a "special project" to finish by today which involves lots of piddley, fiddley stuff. I begged one of my coworkers to please help!! and she set aside a day just for me. So for six hours we sat across the table from each other. I don't think we've ever had that much face time since we've known each other. I'm pretty sure I scared the shit out of her.
She's in her early twenties and completely awesome. She juggles two part-time jobs, goes to college, and actively writes, does radio and is involved with worthy causes. Young, bright, inquisitive and full of life. Love her. She is one of my favorite people. But just sitting next to her made me feel like a dried-up husk of jaded bitterness.
I seem to remember being young and idealistic. I think. It's kind of hazy. Life has a way of kicking you in the balls a few times and you soon learn to curl up and drop when you see something coming. Morning no longer brings a sense of promise, just an OH SHIT NOT ANOTHER DAY. Then it occurred to me. Celebrities are always going to rehab for one problem or another--sex addiction,, drugs, alcohol. Why not a rehab for the old and jaded? Someplace to help bring back a little freshness, sweetness and wonder to a body. I'm just not sure what that might consist of since I've never been to any type of rehab. Lots of unicorns, rainbows and cotton candy? Or collagen, valium and booze? Maybe just lots and lots of lovely sleep followed by strong coffee. How about some more ideas?