Saturday, November 9, 2013

The adventures of Sad-Man

I am sad.

I ran over the puppy today. Claren's skin allergies are acting up and she scraped up her head, which means she needs to wear a cone, which means she can't jump onto my bedd.d She just stands at my bed with her chin on the mattress and looking at me. A friend of the family also got a poor neurological diagnosis.

The last is really the worst.

Whenever someone is diagnosed with a neurological disease, I feel guilty. It makes no sense, I know. No one else should have to go through what I do. I know it doesn't work that way, but I feel like I need to apologize.

My sister heard me say I am sad and pointed out that everything makes me sad.

I said elephants don't. She disagreed, pointing out that they get poached and their tusks cut off. She was right -- I was thinking of the poaching crisis right after I said elephants.

I next tried superheroes. She said they make me sad because I think why can't I do that. Dammit! She  was right again.

I think that is my superpower.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you Sad-Man,
but I'm glad I do.


Look for the smallest of gladness.

x

Patrick said...

At least an elephant didn't run over you.

Anonymous said...

Be happy about this. We will be there soon. How can that be sad?
Xo
Mtc

Anonymous said...

I don't want you to be sad. There is a lot of good out there. Just reach out and you will find it.
Xxxooo sdt

Matt Trott said...

Thanks all, not being crushed by elephants is definitely good, but i am worried that now it is going to be a game: How is this sad?

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