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"The Equalizer"

Some of my articles are developed from email exchanges.
They start me thinking.
Some friends write
wondering if I’m depressed
on days when I turn out an emotional personal story.
They are partly right.
Actually, the painful things are not that close to the surface.
I have to dig a little for them
and when I do it brings on a sadness, anger,
or other negative mood
which I need to do my work.
My life, and probably yours,
is a jumble of contrasts.
The ratio is about 25% highs to 75% lows,
or worse,
but humor is the equalizer.
So, the next day I write something funny
like “A Tale of Two Nitwits”.
“It was the best of times,
and then some crap happened...”

Copyright © Jan. 21, 2005, Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.


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