When I went to the University of Georgia thousands of years ago in a time before time began, I majored in Drama. What can I say? I was young and foolish.
Drama was a passion of mine. I'd been acting or working backstage since 2nd grade. I loved writing. I tried writing plays and screenplays. I acted. I worked backstage. I worked in the ticket office. I sang in musicals. I catered Drama parties. I worked at film festivals. I got a great grounding in everything to do with DRAMA.
But what never occurred to me was that I would spend a fair amount of my life, as an adult, actively trying to AVOID DRAMA.
Why is it that I cannot seem to escape it? I suppose it's because I live with and interact with other human beings on a daily basis.
I lived alone for years, childless, and there was not much drama on the homefront. I worked for some folks who were Drama Queens and Drama Kings, yep, but home was fairly peaceful. It was also really boring at times and seldom fun. I'm being honest here.
I've been standing inside a swirling maelstrom of drama now for more than 24 hours and I wish it would end. I wish I could magically transport myself back in time to my boring little condo and my quiet little life. But I can't. I must navigate the choppy waters of Drama Bay in my pitiful dinghy.
None of this drama is huge. None of it will probably matter in another 10 years.
And let me just add this: I have a teenager.
I have friends with teenagers.
I have a dog who likes to overturn the garbage.
Let me also add this: a hug from my teenager is one of the most priceless trasures in my world. I love and cherish my friends, and their teens. Giving Lola a tummy rub is a great stress reducer.
And I have amazing faith in God.
So all I can do is try to deal, and that's what I am doing. Meeting a friend for a late lunch today helped.
I may need to get in the pool tomorrow, too. Pool therapy works.
Y'all stay cool. Try to avoid Drama - unless you've already bought tickets!
Peace be with you.