I'm going to wax philosophical here for a bit.
Many of you know I wrote a short-lived "side" blog telling my personal story.
It was very hard to write and was 34 years in the making.
Most were supportive.
Some were not.
And while it shouldn't surprise me, it still does when I come across a hater or someone who is angry at me for sharing the truth.
Why am I surprised that one of the key "characters" in my other blog is obviously not too happy about what I wrote? I guess I thought that we'd worked past that and were able to at least be civil.
But I've since discovered that two of his relatives have "unfriended" me on Facebook. We all know that's the 2011 equivalent of the middle finger.
That hits me on a couple of levels.
My first pang comes with realizing that they must A) not believe me and think I made it all up, B) believe him and he must be a better liar than I ever gave him credit for and C) want absolutely nothing to do with me all for telling the truth.
It's hurtful, annoying, enraging, ridiculous, and upsurd all rolled together.
I know, I know..."Shake it off!" "Forget them!" "Why does it bother you so much? "Why do you care?!"
This is me, people! I don't just forget. I'm not made of steel. I am a ball of emotion and that's sometimes to my detriment. Exhibit A.
I'll never understand how some people think. I'll never wrap my mind around how some people can fall into a pile and come out smelling like a rose. I'll never "get" how some people will stare truth in the face and spit in its eye.
Just don't get it.
And...actually... I hope I never do. I don't ever want to understand why lying is favored over truth.
Or why people would stop being my friend.
I mean, I'm pretty terrific, damn it!
And if you disagree, what in the world are you doing reading?
Anyway...I'm over it.
Okay I'm not really, but I'm getting there.
Joe is bringing home a bottle of wine and we're going to start the weekend enjoying each other's company.
Not worried about petty, small individuals who know the truth and choose to ignore it.
And it looks like I've moved to the anger stage...