“Except for the things we did wrong, we did everything right.”
~Will McAvoy The Newsroom
Bravo Aaron Sorkin. I LOVE that line.
I was re-watching last season’s episodes of The Newsroom. I have to do that to get reacquainted with the characters and story line for the upcoming season.
Oh fuck it. Who am I kidding, I have to do it because the dialogue is so rapid fire and smart, that if I blink or chew or fail to focus one hundred percent of my attention on it, I’m lost.
I’m IN LOVE with that particular piece of dialogue because that’s how I feel.
About all of us.
Except for the things we did wrong, we did everything right.
We really are doing okay.
Better than okay, but I can already feel you bristling, so I’ll stick with okay.
I know. It doesn’t feel like it sometimes.
Hey, except for the things we did wrong, we did everything right.
We’re all doing better than we think.
Listen, we show up everyday.
Our feet hit the floor and with some manner of enthusiasm.
We enter the arena.
We have neither Tom Cruise levels of couch jumping excitement, nor are we living under a bridge with trolls.
We are gamely in the game.
Whatever that means. You know what I mean.
We have shelter and something to eat.
You know how I know that?
Because we have a high speed internet connection, and in the survival handbook, that is third after shelter and food.
We have remorse for those things we did wrong.
Now our job is not to wear it like an anchor around our necks.
We are literate and educated.
I’m taking a leap here, but I feel pretty confident about that.
We’ve all dialed back our inner Neanderthal, serial killer.
We have been able to sidestep prison up until now. If you are incarcerated, tell me about it in the comments below.
We have our humor.
That I know because you keep checking in each day to see what kind of an ass I’ve made out of myself. Or, what crazy vomit, note burning, vagina checking I’ve been up to lately.
Some of your emails just have Bahahahaha in the subject line.
We are all doing the best we can.
We are judging and criticizing less. We are meditating and attending to our yoga practice and our oral hygiene. I really can’t ask more from you than that.
Maybe cut your toenails?
You know you’re not alone.
Not in your hopes and dreams and not in your various neurosis. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time you should feel extremely reassured.
And incredibly normal.
We’re living responsible lives.
The bills get paid, the kids aren’t dead, the pets aren’t dead, the fish isn’t……
You’re striving to improve yourselves.
This is a spiritual blog at its core, so you’re reading and implementing any and all advise you glean from these pages (Indulge me here).
And, I’m intuitive so I KNOW you are all loving and kind people walking through the world, striving to live your purpose.
Aren’t I good? It’s a talent.
In closing: Except for the things we did wrong, we did everything right.
You can only write me a comment if you’re currently in prison…