|the double-edged sword|
what i mean by the double-edged sword is what people usually mean when they use that expression: that it seems like all of my silver linings have had a pretty thick, smoggy grey cloud around them. i was starting to enumerate the modest accomplishments i've had in the last year and it seemed like each of them could, nay should be followed by the words "yeah, but..."
i'd be tempted to look for the year's silver lining and say that "at least it's over, but then i remember that speech queen elizabeth ii did at the end of the year back in the nineties, where she referred to her family's "annis horribilis" and then the next year was about a thousand times worse. there's no way that i'm inviting that on my head by assuming that i've left the woods.
so i'm simply going to concentrate on positive icons that i'd like to think will represent the coming year for me. like this guy:
|suck my ash|
or something like this:
|without the beard|
at the very least, i'd like to be the one holding the sword at the end of next year.
and by the way, clouds don't have silver linings, either. even if i'd never been in a plane, i'd know that because silver is heavy and it would fall right through. so maybe this will just be the year that i stop using inappropriate expressions and i'll have to be happy with that.
oh and dom is playing the theme music to "the omen", while i'm typing this, because life isn't scary enough already.