Woe is me! Things are just too tough and I don't know if I can stand it. The economy is recovering but that doesn't stop my small business from having the slowest down turn in it's history. Times are tough. My house and my kid's house isn't worth what we paid for them. Our income is down and so is every other small business owner I know. My diverticulitis is acting up and my back hurts and my friend John has a bulge in his spine and can't work and airline fares have doubled, thus making it very difficult for me to visit my beloved cabin on Pana Lake, and though there is only two of us I can't go to the store without spending as much as my first car. Well, it was an old heap, but still.
Then, I heard just today that a local radio personality died of stomach cancer at age 55.
And, less than two months ago entire families that had thriving shrimp businesses in the gulf were put out of generational family businesses in the instant of an explosion.
And, a thousand wonderful young soldiers have given their lives for us in Afghanistan.
And, thousands more are trying to rebuild their shattered lives while missing arms and legs.
And, the homeless and parentless children in Haiti have already been forgotten because of the oil spill.
And, a mother lost her focus for just a moment and crossed over into the oncoming lane and now she's dead and three teens are in critical care.
And, hundreds of thousands have been laid off.
And, hundreds of thousands have suffered foreclosure on their family home.
And, a million kids graduated from college this last month, carrying the baggage of huge school loans and there are no jobs.
And, the children's hospital is full.
And, the prisons are full.
And, life for many is a bitch.
And, And, And
Gosh I feel better.