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282. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, June 9th, 8:00pm
Drommen (and Hillary)


Drommen sits at the window. Hillary takes the seat beside him, holding the iPad he gave her.

Drommen: Hey there.

Hillary: Hi.

Drommen: Enjoying your iPad?

Hillary: Yeah, thanks again for that. It’s great. So you want to do something?

Drommen: Actually, I’ve got a date tonight.

Hillary stares for a few a seconds, then blinks back tears.

Drommen: Look, I need to be honest. I’m never going to change, and nobody’s going to make me.

Hillary: But I thought …

Drommen: I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. I’d like to be friends if that’s okay.

Hillary: (stands and throws the iPad in his lap) FUCK YOU! You’re just an asshole like all the other guys I know. FUCK YOU!

Drommen: I’m sorry.

Hillary slaps his face and storms off the bus.


Next stop: Sunday, June 10th, 10:00am

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SoCS – Opposing Feelings

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s much easier to lean towards negative emotions when I’m sick than positive ones. Frustration, fed-upness, anger, even depression make themselves known more readily than calm and contentedness. And yet it’s in my nature to be positive. So I’m even more at odds with myself. Balance is lost – tipped in the wrong direction for me – and so everything is “off.”

My eyes seem to be better today. I won’t spend as much time as I usually do online; I’m afraid my eyesight troubles will come back. But I’m finally getting Alex’s cold now. The sore throat… no, not even. Just tickly. I’m trying not to start coughing lest I not be able to stop.

One thing I am happy about – I got tickets to see Rush in concert in Montreal in June. That’ll be fun. Something to look forward to – and I shouldn’t still be sick by then. Maybe even my shoulder will be better.

See what I mean?

I do suppose it makes sense, to concentrate on the negative when you’re sick. If it doesn’t hurt, you don’t think about it. Until I mention it, for instance, you’re probably not thinking about your teeth. So why should it be any different with emotions? In order to realize I’m content, I must think about the fact. If I’m angry, I know it. If I’m ecstatic, I’m probably concentrating more on what is making me so than the actual feeling. It’s all about mindfulness.

How do you feel? And how often do you feel what you feel?

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

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