Too much information too fast. Every morning I wake up sort of cleansed from the day before. It’s a new day. But as soon as I start sipping my morning drink I turn my computer on and first check e-mail from two accounts and suddenly my morning starts to disintegrate.
All kinds of serious news globally, then stuff happening closer to home, in my own town or next to it.
All kinds of ‘causes’ have floated in as well during the night, from personal pleas for abused animals, children, women, forests, oceans, animals going extinct, new ones found, climate, oil, wars, maiming…........
Next are the political calls to action, please donate, get involved, stop doing what you’re doing, shut up, speak out.
Then there are the health ones, don’t eat that, and don’t consume this, this is poison, this isn’t, if you took this and died you can file criminal action (I’m not sure how to do that from across the grave), if you were given this you may have cancer or are surely going to get it. If you do that you’ll never have a stroke or die (I don’t know if those have a warranty or not), and OMG guys be careful with that testosterone therapy and women be careful with that estrogen therapy (and maybe after it all gets flushed down the toilet or sink it comes back to bite all of us and we’ll just be one-happy-gender?)
Then I open social forums to discover more maimed and flayed and bleeding animals and children, dead and hug pups, friends who are being ushered to the hospital now or were while I slept, friends in pain, friends gushing about a new shirt or tights or pants, and more ‘please repost this or you just don’t care’.
By the time I’m done with my morning coffee I’m pooped, guilty, ready to commit suicide or ready to pick up a gun and just start shooting .......... (I’m not sure at what though)
I think I’ll just save electricity and keep everything off for awhile (not really, I love the drama you know?)