Kalliel (kalliel) wrote,

the best laid schemes o' mice an' men

Today was a resonance disaster. Tacoma Narrows status. I'm trying not to wallow, because each individual article of Fail is petty and, ultimately, inconsequential. But still! Every time I decide not to make a fuss and keep plugging along, the day just gets worse, so I'm not sure how much good this attitude is going me. I just walked around a deserted parking lot for an hour; it was cold and smelled like smoke. Seeing as I don't feel any better, that probably wasn't the most constructive use of my time.

New strategy:

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

Still thou are blest, compared wi' me!
The present only toucheth thee:
But och! I backward cast my e'e,
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!

"To a Mouse" | Robert Burns

ETA: Okay, so the poem helped far more than it probably should have. That and KGB 101.5. "Juke Box Hero" (Foreigner)+ "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (Yes) + "Don't Look Back" (Boston) + "Over the Hills and Far away" (Led Zeppelin) = good way to start a set. I miss my iTunes, though. :(
Tags: don't you cry no more, timetimetime, trufax

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