The reworded Rant

Okay, some of you have emailed me about the negativity of my last post. Let me rephrase a few things:

I’m a goal-oriented, ebullient, creative person whose enthusiasm often terrifies lesser mortals. I try to be aware of those around me but may occasionally miss someone on the sidelines. As I told someone who said that they were a wallflower in the party of life, I’m the person in the middle of the floor dancing with the Tiffany lampshade on my head and the coat rack as my partner – and no, I haven’t had anything to drink. (For those of you at the Nashville dinner last year – Wendy had the red-headed slut, I got the pecan tart (which was not scheduled to be on the dessert table) – it was Suz’s slut and tart comments that started me laughing uncontrollably.
I love life, I believe in taking everything that Life gives me and making a positive out of it. Even the challenges are positives. As Nietzsche said, “That which does not break my back will make me stronger.” Everything that happens helps me to grow and develop. I am stronger for the associations that I have on the boards. All of you help me to become better, either through good or bad examples. After all, as Catherine Aird declared, “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to serve as a horrible warning.” I hope that I’m an example more times than I’m a warning.

I would like to add one thing though. If you don’t feel like you’re part of the party, come in the door – post, comment, and reply – come out to the middle of the dance floor. Take the risk of rejection. Mayor Rudolf Giuliani said, “Courage is nothing more than managing fear.”

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  1. JudySC

     /  February 10, 2006

    Not to be contrary, but I didn’t find your previous post so much negative as pragmatic – and that’s a quality I often find here. Sometimes you make me laugh, often you make me think, often I agree and every now and then my nearly liberal knee jerks in response to something and that makes me think some more – so – basically it’s all good here! Thanks for the open door!!!

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  2. Darla

     /  February 11, 2006

    Count me among those who read a lot but tend not to comment much. Gotta fix that. :->The Axe Murderer

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  3. Cat

     /  February 12, 2006

    Another regular reader here – just not much of a commenter! 😉 I’m real too, and not 1/2 the b*tch I sometimes appear to be. 🙂

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