Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Graveyard

Feelin' a bit down in the dumps today? Want a pick-me-up? Want to feel good all over about yourself? Have I got the cure. I was up the other morning at 4 AM and listening to Coast to Coast AM. It's a talkshow with lots of crazy talk. You know the paranormal, alien abductions, time travel, conspiracies and the doomsdayers. The talk of the night was about the "Doomsday Preppers". You know them maybe as the 'end is near' faction. They are stockpiling food and ammunition, building underground shelters in their homes, and all around fearing the worst on the political, economic and nuclear fronts. The Apocalypse or a killer comet crashing to earth and taking us all at once looms around every corner for them. They fear the worst in everything and everybody. They seem to be 'living' those words of Dylan, "that he not busy being born is busy dying." If their lives weren't so sad and pathetic, it would be laughable. Ok, I'm grinning! So this morning, I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself and my life. And I thought the scariest thing in the world was walking by a graveyard at night. Boy, was I wrong!
Now, admit it, you do feel better about yourself and your life now. Don't you?

17 comments:

  1. I like reading your narrative story.You always give me nice inspirations! :)
    For me, I learned that I need to live my day, step by step, enjoying every minute.I really don't know what I can see tomorrow!
    hugs
    Léia

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  2. Well, your story gave me a laugh. That's always a good way t start the day! :)

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  3. si il fallait ecouter tous ces gens, la fin du monde se produirait tout les soirs de l'année ;)

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  4. I feel good each and every morning when I wake up, knowing that I have another full day ahead of me. Doomsday is not for me!

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  5. I've heard of these poor misguided fools. Seems there are more of them these days when reality takes a back seat to nonsense. I remember people, back in the 50s, building bomb shelters in their backyards and stockpiling them with goodies anticipating an attack from the Soviet Union. Actually, it turned out the Soviets had more to fear from us. We're the only country in the world that has used an atomic bomb.

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  6. I'm feeling much better now! Lowell's comment brought back some memories. I remember when I was a kid going to a shopping center with my parents where a bomb shelter was built and someone was living in it. it was to prove that we could live in the small shelter for the period of time necessary for the radiation to clear. My parents just wanted to get a look at it, they didn't want to build one.

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  7. I feel sorry for folks like you describe. They must live an internal fearful life. Fear seems to be their comfort food. -- barbara

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  8. During some late night drives, I've listened to that radio program. Wow. It's enlightening as far as what some people are thinking. I think there's a reason why that program is on late at night. When I worked overnights in the news business, I fielded some rather unusual phone calls. Sadly, most of those folks seem to have some kind of mental illness including extreme paranoia. (You have no idea how many people think their television sets are being used to spy on them in their own homes.)

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  9. those guys will kill themselves merely thinking about the impending apocalypse!

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  10. i admire their will to survive. i, on the other hand, would want to be the first to go...

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  11. Let me guarantee you of ONE thing. When the end comes, they'll not know what hit them! Sleep tight!

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  12. End of the world is said to be for 12-12-2012. So with some friends, we decided to meet for an "after" drink the next day! see you there?.. :o)

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  13. I like the idea of a party on 13-12-2012!

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  14. Yes, there is a tv show about these preppers. Organized, they are, but a bit too much for me.

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  15. Ever so slightly. Coz I'm really down in the dumps today...

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  16. Remember what Granny Clampett said, "any day above ground is a good day." So, yeah, I feel pretty good today, even with a few minor aches and pains.

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