Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I Know I've Remarked On This Phenomenon Before, But I Think I Bears Repeating.

You know, I was all set earlier to make a blog post about what an incredibly annoying day I've been having. But then, over my long-delayed lunch, I sat down and watched an episode of Farscape. (I've been slowly re-watching it and have just hit the end of season 1.) Man, that show always makes me feel so much better about my own life. Sure, I had to do some yardwork today, and it was hot and tiring and left me with trembly muscles. But, hey, it didn't involve exposure to the vacuum of space! Yes, I had to run a bunch of errands, but none of them ended with people shooting at me. My house may need a gazillion repairs and my car may have had battery problems again, but neither of them is psychotic... or pregnant... or on fire. Lunch may have been delayed, but at least I had more than crackers to eat. I may still have the remnants of a cold, but it's nothing compared to that plague that makes your skin slough off. No one is trying to kill me, enslave me, or dissect my brain. And none of my mortal enemies have moved in with me. Heck, I don't even have any mortal enemies.

Contemplating all this has now made me feel downright cheerful. I honestly do think that this is one of the important functions of fiction.


  1. Okay. Now I'm going to look on the Farscape side whenever I've had a tough day. My life can never be as challenging as that.

  2. It's amazing how effective it can be at putting things in perspective! :)