Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Elevator Conversations

So this cute old couple gets in the elevator with me today at the end of the day.
I think it was she who said "time to go home?"
"yes, m'am!"
"long day dear?"
"Oh my yes. sooo long" I said and kind of chuckled as I looked at my haggard reflection in the mirrored elevator doors.
then the man said "my days are long too and I'm retired and I don't even know what I do all day! but I can't complain!"
and we all giggled. he reminded me of my dad.
I said "I can't really complain but I do anyway!" with a smile
"well its a job" he said
"Oh I know..."I said
then the old lady said "yes in these times we just have to be grateful for what we have!"
and I replied "Oh I am so have noooo idea!"

when I encounter people like this, I am reminded why I have chosen to remain on this strange planet. Some of you people are worth a damn.

Life is good right now. Broke as the day is freakin long and own taxes on top of everything I've been through...what is up with that crap?! that sucks!! but I feel good. damn good. I have been afflicted with happiness. And I don't know how long it is destined to remain with me, but i am rolling around in it like a pig in shit. I earned this happiness, and I gratefully accept it.

The couple in the elevator was such a nice way to end my day. I wondered what their stories were and what their story together was. And it was just nice...human beings exchanging witticisms about their day. It was an elevating conversation. (I couldn't resist. )

go thee now and elevate. ;)