Today, I had the urge to write about something that I was outraged about.
I was disgruntled about a particular internet star.
I wanted to be the kid in the crowd
who cries out that the emperor has no clothes on.
But I have chosen to keep my big mouth shut
because I have learned that it might be me
that just can’t see the magic.
And even if I am right and the emperor is truly naked,
I have to remember people want and need to believe
in fancy dressed emperors.
They need to see those damn clothes and so they do.
My grandmother used to say-
“A still tongue in a wise head”
In other words keep your opinions to your self.
So I will.
I will not blab my snarly opinions
even though I want to.
I will not be a critic.
I will not be a judge.
I will hold my tongue.
It is just me being skeptical,
about what I see as bullshit.
I feel threatened by it.
Not sure why.
Some form of jealousy maybe?
Some kind of disgruntled feelings of injustice maybe?
My judgements might be my own insecurity.
I don’t know.
Then again I could be right.
My skepticism could be spot on.
What I see as a load of crap,
could be indeed–crap.
But it’s not my business.
People apparently love crap.
So who am I to try to counter that.
Who am I to tell them what to believe.
So I have told myself–
Don’t sit around grumping in self righteous indignation.
You have work to do.
I am reminded about my grade two teacher Mrs Clippingdale
who never listened to tattle tales. She said if
we were busy doing our work we wouldn’t be noticing
other people not doing theirs.
So thanks Mrs. C.
I am taking your advice.
I will do my own work.
It’s not my job to save the world from naked emperors.
Life is too short.
So now–Back to work on this play. I am now developing into a full length play with music. I am on draft three of that and I have a ways to go.