July 27, 2008
The theme of the day is Aggravation. No, wait. The theme of the day is Bad Temper and Peevishness. In fact, the theme of the day is Aggravation Leading to Bad Temper and Peevishness. Yes. (Of course, the relentlessly pounding headache is a massive contributor to this regrettable state of affairs. Whatever.) Even the very simplest, most innocuous of words and actions at best irritate, at worst seem infused with ill intent. Family, friends, strangers… makes no matter: all are implicated, each is an equal opportunity offender, a provoker of this oversensitive rawness. An escape is needed... time to nap.