Since today is a Friday falling on the 13th, I did a little research on the whole "bad luck" thing. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. It has been estimated that $800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day because we are a crazy lot. "Bat shit crazy." according to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
More proof? Supreme Asshole George Zimmerman is selling the gun he used to murder a boy. Making money off his crime. Oh wait, he wasn't found guilty, was he? Well, okay then. Never mind the family of Trayvon Martin and their feelings. This is Amerika. George can do what he wants. More? You say more? Big Pharma and doctors have hooked us on opiates, which can block one's ability to - uh - poop. So now they have a brand new drug to help with that. Nothing about getting off the opiates. And, people get so hooked on these things that when their doc finally gets a clue and cuts them off, they turn to heroin. They turn to heroin.
Putting things in perspective, I know there are many, many good people in our country. You just don't hear about them in the news. You do, however, hear about all the kooks, murderers, kidnappers, thieves (unless they are corporate), accidents and doomsday scenarios. No wonder we're crazy. We watch wayyyyy to much garbage that passes for "news." We are probably some of the least informed people on the planet.
So. Stop. Look. Listen. Smell the roses. Take a walk. Read a book. Hug somebody. Stroke an animal. Kick up your heels. Have a good weekend. Remember to laugh whenever and wherever.
|Barcelona, Spain. 2016 Festival.|