“what use is regret for what can’t be undone? nothing can be what it is not.”
2500 years ago, Sophocles wrote plays about the human condition that are still relevant today. why? because humans don’t change. we are the same as we were then and the lessons we have still not learned from then repeat themselves today over and over again.
why are we so stupid? why don’t we learn from our mistakes?
we don’t think we make any. or at least, we don’t recognize when we make them. not right away at least. hence the adage, hindsight is 20/20.
this is why so many people grow bitter with age. recognizing their own failures and their inability to change them. once the present becomes the past, there is no altering it. this is why it is important to be vigilant of your present day actions. the present becomes the past so quickly that unless you are mindful, your life will be filled with regret and remorse.
there are people who claim they have no regrets. I call these people liars. everyone regrets something. whether it’s big or small is irrelevant. the fact is, not a single person alive has lived completely free of regret.
I have my share. I struggle with them like the best of us. they keep me up at night and make it so I rise from bed unrested and distressed. I get up, get ready for work, drop my crying daughter off at her baby sitter and rush to the train. today I regret having forgotten my coffee at the store after I paid for it. I really wish I had it now as I ride this crowded train, sandwiched between two people tightly. at least I have a seat tho.
The best thing my last relationship gave me was knowledge of Mike Doughty. Now, I’m so obsessed with his voice and lyrics that I have vowed to go see him whenever he performs in the boroughs and/or closely neighboring areas.
On 6/19 he is performing in Brooklyn!!!! It’s a Wednesday night but I’m taking the 20th off from work so I can really cut loose that night.
I love him sooooo much! He is sooooo AWESOME!
I have never been one to be a “groupie” before. I actually have never liked any artist or star as much as I like Mike Doughty. It’s like I’m making up for never having liked New Kids on the Block or N’sync or Backstreet or whatever other group chicks obsessed over growing up.
When I hear his voice I feel like I’m living what he is writing. I find myself quoting his lyrics in conversations with friends. I believe I’ve shared his music with everyone I know and people who I know wouldn’t give a listen to music like his before are begging for burns of his cds because he IS JUST THAT GOOD!
I have never wanted to be someone’s friend more than I wish I could be his friend. It isn’t even like I’m enamored with him in a romantic way! I just wish I could have coffee with him once in a while, share stories and laugh together. I wish that he’d pick up his phone and call me and say “Hey Mytchie, watchadoin tonight? Feel like hanging out?” and me be like, “Oh hey Mike, I’m free. I’d love to chill!” I feel like a weirdo just writing that here but it is truly how I feel about the man. In a recording I have of his concert at the City Winery, you can hear me in the background calling him my brother. That’s the closest I can describe my love for him. It’s familial. And all because he is such a good writer and artist. Damn I can’t say it enough!
I love Mike Doughty!!!!!
Can’t wait for June 19th. Tickets are on sale now. Standing room. Go to his website to get the link for the tickets. They’re cheap too!!! Only $25 bucks.
so my daughter’s father is rather creative and likes to do some pretty cool things to Barbie’s. he buys regular Barbie’s and decks them out with tattoos and mohawks, scars and cigarettes. they come out looking like no other Barbie you have ever seen before. after he’s done decking them out, he sells them. so if you like what you see and are interesting in buying one, don’t hesitate to reach out. he has paypal and will ship them anywhere. he makes their clothes and orders their accessories and even gets them sneakers. so give a gander and if you like them, buy one. his money goes in my pocket at the end of the day anyway, lol, so buy one!!! hahaha!
kinda makes me wanna play barbie’s. lol.