Sunday, March 12, 2006

Life Lessons

Ten things you learn quickly after your spouse dies:

1. It's hard to follow the plot of "24" all by yourself.

2. The garbage doesn't take itself out.

3. A malfunctioning machine no longer has any power to provoke you.

4. Office politics are suddenly meaningless, rendering them unworthy of your energy.

5. World politics also seem beside the point, a fact that makes blogging tough.

6. You have friends you thought for sure would be there for you, who somehow never are.

7. You have friends you never realized you had, who are willing to help you any way they can.

8. Your children are your fortress and your treasure.

9. The world moves on, with or without you.

10. Since you're still here, it's best if you move on with the world.