Why it is Always Better to Have Hope, Even Against Your “Better Judgment”

For the "realists" out there who write off hope as a useless hoax...  I am here to argue that hope is not only fundamentally useful but is necessary for our growth. I acknowledge that hope does objectively involve a certain level of delusion, owing to the fact that it involves believing in what is ultimately … Continue reading Why it is Always Better to Have Hope, Even Against Your “Better Judgment”

“It’s Valentine’s Day – Do Something Special for Me!”

Today's Daily Prompt is Expectation and I am certain it was chosen intentionally for this day.  Valentine's Day is loaded with ardent idealism.  It is most definitely expected that couples will go on a romantic date and/or do something special for one another today. The danger is when it turns into: I Expect You to … Continue reading “It’s Valentine’s Day – Do Something Special for Me!”

I, myself, and me

I've been feeling so drab lately, like the pith of melancholic existence.  When I come across my reflection in a mirror, I am looking through dropped eyelids and sagging brows and my expression looks more forlorn than a dog who is not getting attention from its master.  I find myself wondering, "What the hell happened … Continue reading I, myself, and me