Sunday, March 7, 2010

Vindication

Without going into any ... personal detail, I will just say that ... I'm not a person who needs or even seeks Revenge. Revenge can be an ugly, complicated thing. Especially when her sister, Karma gets involved. Their second, or maybe even third cousin, Vindication will suffice. Vindication generally comes after everyone judges you (often harshly), deems you ... "the crazy one," and continues to judge you from that moment on. (Even fifteen years later. True story, people.) But (dot dot dot) when "they" get "theirs," you can't help but say, (sometimes to a crowd of people at a party who are also drinking) "I told you so." (Not in those words, but many. Repeatedly. Occasionally, with laughter and a verrrry fixed eyebrow and knowing nods.) You just hope that that person can "connect the dots." Sometimes, often times, this level of betrayal is at the hands of one of your "Good Judys," who you thought always had your back, but were oftentimes waiting for you to turn your back. Neil went through it with Eric, many times. (Specifically, issue #4.) And, if you're actually reading my book, you'll see it happen again and again. And, eventually, "they" see. It was the year 2000 and even I knew it then. Life sometimes does imitate art.

3 comments:

ƉƟѴІΞLΞΞ © said...

SPEAK THE TRUTH BABY!

微笑每一天 said...

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Scott-tay said...

Whether or not you are into "revenge" - and occasionally I have to say that it is warranted - please don't stop doing what you do. I love it.