I need a vacation. Now more than ever.
I need therapy. I need therapy for my lack of desire to seek therapy.
I need to dance. I need to walk. I need to go shopping.
I’m not giving up. I won’t withdraw. I won’t!
Ever notice how burnt-out people call you naive like that’s a bad thing?
Yeah, I want to be jaded and disallusioned and always fear the worst. Please, help me to ovecome my childish naivete.
Jesus had a few things to say about childish naivete. I seem to recall he was in favor of it.
It’s so hard to get old without a cause
I don’t want to perish like a fading horse
Youth is like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever
So many adventures couldn’t happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue
We let them come true
Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever, forever and ever
Alphaville, “Forever Young”
I think I’ve earned my cynic cred. I see the world for what it really is. That doesn’t prevent me from seeing what it could be.
To paraphrase a great cynic, Puddleglum the Marsh-Wiggle: I expect you’re right, and our world is just a child’s delusion. But’s a damn sight better than your grey second-rate reality, and if it’s all the same to you, I’d just as soon keep believing in it.