Friday, March 9, 2012
Aunt Edna, Sewer Grates, and Sex Symbols
"Don't confuse your path with your destination... It's midterms. It's work. It's an argument with your significant other. It's your mom calling, wondering why you haven't sent a thank you card to Aunt Edna. If it's not one thing, it's another, and sometimes life can be very overwhelming. Sometimes you may feel like, as I wrote in my first blog post, you could fall through the sewer grate and be washed away, lost to the horrors below forever. But other days, it works out. Other days, you pass your exams, you get promoted, you get flowers for no reason, and mom just sends a text saying she loves you, with no other instructions or requests. Sometimes, you stand on top of the grate, like Marilyn Monroe. In the sewer grate metaphor for life, you're can either be the piece of gum in the dirty rain water below the grate, or you can be the sex symbol on top of it, famous forever. Life is what you make it; your day will go in the direction the corners of your mouth are facing. So chin up, kids. Just because it's stormy now, doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine."