I even know what day it started: December 17th, 2011. Life before that day was great. Afterwards has been a parade of bizarre mishaps. Don’t believe me? Think I’m exaggerating? Allow me to present Exhibit A: This Past Week.
My son’s bike got stolen. The dog gets out of the house and smacks into a truck and now has to get to the vet. A neighborhood kid lets himself in our house and walks away with Xbox games. The same kid returns today showing off a razor blade and now our kitten is missing. This isn’t even dipping into crazy people you thought were friends being… well crazy. Or watching some guy taser another to steal a bicycle. Those are just the highlights. Now picture a similar week playing over and over since last December 17th.
It’s enough to make me want to start smoking again or grab a baseball bat and start smashing things… or start smoking while smashing things. The universe obviously has a message for me. The incredible bad luck/curse/opposition/insert your term here can’t be coincidental. There is a definite message here and I’m starting to think God and the Universe is telling me something. I want the message to be “Grab a hammer and destroy everything” but I suspect it’s probably something nicer.
I wish I were The Hulk because I’d smash the world. If I had laser eyes I’d burn everything into pools of molten waste. I want to tear down buildings with my bare hands. I want to scream at the people who are messing things up but I can’t. I can only rage silently and wonder… why is it that the innocent things in the world, like kids and kittens, are what get hurt?
Please forgive my rant. If you see me tomorrow the storm will have passed and I’ll be smiling again. Pity and sympathy embarrass me so I’m quick to send them on their way. I don’t really want to smash the world because that’s what’s wrong now – there’s too much angry smashing. If that kid took our kitten it’s because he’s also hurting. I know this. What I don’t know is what can I do… how can I fix it… how can I stop it from happening again?
Is that the message I’m missing?