Happy and unhappy are stories we tell ourselves.
Amazingly, great storytellers are among the most
unhappy people on earth
I call this a “conundrum,”
which means a difficult and confusing problem.
Theologians call it original sin, the spot that won’t
wash clean no matter how many times you shout
“Out damn spot!”
Other terms, such as poignancy,
rony, or “the human condition” are thrown against
the wall of conundrum like so much spaghetti but
nothing much sticks.
Tell yourself a happy story. You can do it.
There’s no law against it, unless you invent one.
I’ll take it under advisement.
“There’s no law against it, unless you invent one.”
simple yet profound! Well done!
Love the floating “So” and I agree.
Nailed the landing.
The spaghetti of life, love it!
I like your form of life coaching via poetry. Very much.
You tell us, Mike. Poets need that to get focused…
Mike…you’ve the “conundrum” of good storytelling
You have piqued my curiosity. What makes you say, “great storytellers are among the most
unhappy people on earth”?
e.g. Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, other writers who suffered from depression
Thought provoking poem Mike.
Thanks everyone for the comments!
eek, just saw my typo – irony, not rony