Times are hard, so I'm re-posting this, along with a mini-story. My friend, TheInvisibleSeductress, inspired this one. She inspires, in very fun ways, and I love her for it.
A few weeks ago, I was driving home from work for the last time. I had just lost my job. Stopped at a light, I saw a homeless woman who held up a cardboard sign asking for food. My colleague had treated me to lunch, so I had a bag with some snacks below the passenger's seat. I rolled down my window and handed it to her. I think she was sincerely grateful. I know I never felt so good about a simple act of kindness. Being in a position to do this despite job loss, well, it was a moment of realization.
You suck. I mean, where's the give-and-take? Why must I always be holding on for you, dear life? Perhaps you could try holding on for me for a change. You haven't exactly been a walk in the park. Well, that is unless we're talking about Central Park in the pouring rain at dusk on, say, a Monday, and I accidentally step in dog poop, and the dog owner is a creepy, smelly guy who asks me for money and a date. As I was saying, or about to say in my typically tacky yet eloquent, sincerely loving fashion, a lot of people I care about are holding on for you too these days. I'm hoping some of them are reading this. For everyone who's been holding on for dear life, this song is for you. (Please hold on for 1.15 mins or so before the singing starts. It's worth it. You are worth it.)
YouTube - Hang on Little Tomato
I thank you for this one, dear life. Thank you for my friends in bloggyland too and for the cacao plant, and for sunny days, and for cute boys. I'm talking about the dreamy ones who go for the other girls and shatter my heart into a bazillion tiny sharp edged pieces, and - hey - you're slipping away again! Hold on, would ya?!