I changed my mind.

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“There are only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours, and God’s.” ~ Byron Katie

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.

Sally LIves Here
Sally LIves Here

6 Replies to “I changed my mind.”

  1. my internet is craptastical just now and your page loaded all weirdly so i hope this goes through…

    for the record, knowing you as i do, you’re probaby right. 🙂

    but yeah, i get it…and have resisted the urge on many occasions to mention the nudity of the emperor…:)

    heads down and working…yep.

    it’s fucking hard though…when it’s so OBVIOUS the emperor is naked…it can be quite a distraction seeing his bits waving about…*Grin*

    LOVE you, Miz Lynna…xoxoxoxox

  2. holy smokes, yes! i feel this all over the place online, at times! so beautifully expressed here, with grace. sometimes i have to step away from the obvious bs. and remember that wisdom… that apparently Mrs. C knew very well… and get back to my own {soul}work, trusting. Love you, Lynna!

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