NOT one after another, but at the same time! In psychology class we learned that at any one time we aren’t feeling just one emotion, but several. For fun (and boredom) I decided to check out my emotions and their subject…object? I’d be interested in hearing yours.
Worried…That Lucky, my blind and deaf red cat may be failing. I thought maybe I could write a poem about him dying but I haven’t yet nor has he….That you might I’m being cruel for not “putting him down,” but he can still purr and eat and sleeps wih me.
Joy…That after losing only about 8 pounds I have more energy and recently videotaped 3 hours of the International Street Fair, Poetry Corner at the library, the Psychic Fair at the Rec Center, a great talk by an anorexic, and made a guest appearance on Kaleidoscope, with Jane and Shannon, all as a volunteer for Athens Public Access cable 23.
Lonely….If I don’t keep busy.
Sad….That I have been disowned by someone in my family.
Disappointed…That my books aren’t selling.
Shy (is that an emotion?) ….Too shy to peddle my books.
Angry (well, a little miffed) that someone was in my parking space tonight and I had to park elsewhere and run the minor risk of being towed.
Fearful…. that an organic chemist in Florida wants to mess with our DNA, inserting new “letters” into its code. Evolution has done pretty well–many of us are alive. What would a change like that incur?
Sleepy…I KNOW that’s not an emotion…exactly, but that’s what I am right now. G’night.
At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.