When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Sunday, June 3, 2007

This Damn American Damn Life. Damn.

I need to stop listening to this damn show. I've now cried twice today. This week, a dude tries to save his mother from the mess she's found herself in.

Resonate resonate resonate.

Parallels. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Check. He grew up in Pasadena. Check. He moved out from his father's at 16 and lived in Ontario, CA. Check. Within the last seven days I've been in all three of those places. Well, actually, I've been in Rancho Cucamonga, north of Ontario. But I know what the area looks like.

And for four months, he tried to take care of his mother, having to put her in a nursing home. Check. Except my mother died, and his is still struggling on.

But I still feel better at this moment than I have in weeks. California was so good for me. Actualizing my friendships were SO good for me. Getting my walking papers from George is SO good for me. Conversating with Paul Cornell was SO good for me.

Surviving.

SO good for me.

2 comments:

Littlewing said...

Life really is redeemable. Keep up the good work, we need you.

Alan said...

Thank you, littlewing! Its' nice to be needed. Your insights ain't so bad, neither. :)