Tuesday, July 26, 2016

An 'Interesting' Experiment

I use interesting loosely.

Here is an example of some of the things I would say, write and/or believe about Danica Dragonfly if I was her best friend ... rather than her worst enemy:

Dani is one of the toughest bitches I know.
She embodies perseverance and rebirth.
She's a comedian about most everything and uses humor to protect herself from the harshness of life.
She is so concerned with how her mood, attitude, words and emotions effect everyone else, she perhaps loses herself in the desire to please everyone.
She is a great cook and you can feel how much love she has for you in any meal she prepares for you.
She is a really good mom ... her girls are loved hard and fiercely protected ... God help anyone who tries to hurt or disparage them. She also tends to employ this mothering tactic with the people closest to her in this world.
She is fierce.
She loves her husband immensely. He and their girls are her entire world and she makes no bones about this fact to anyone.
She is the 'git'er done girl'. If you need it done, Dani's your girl. She will work relentlessly to help you achieve whatever it is that has brought her to help.
Her work ethic is second to none. You do not have to question how much she brings to her occupation. It's 110%. Always. Even when she is barely capable of half her norm ... she will still give 110% of that.
She is completely authentic. For better or for worse. You needn't wonder.
Her ethical compass is always facing true north. Even though she has been forced through many trials and tests of her mettle, honesty and integrity.
Dani is highly talented. She is musical, a talented writer, has great taste in clothing, home décor and people and is highly creative in many areas of life.
She is intelligent... and very clever.
She is kind. To her own detriment by times.
She is passionate about the people she loves and loves freely, is the greatest cheerleader you could have and will go to the mat with or for you - every time.
She is as true a friend as anyone could have. She is loyal and will drop everything for one of her people in need.
She is very generous of spirit. Often winding up hurt due to that very generosity.
She is tidy in appearance and her home is pretty well always orderly and clean... ironically, her personality is anything but neat or orderly. She is a free spirit with an immense imagination and a talent for making the creatures in her sphere feel wanted, safe and loved.
She is weird.
She is a friend, mother, wife, lover, daughter, sister and holds (not to mention enjoys) the role of matriarch in her familial unit - on all levels.
When I die ... I want to be reincarnated as one of her fur-babies. I can't imagine a more enjoyable life than that. They are spoiled beyond belief and loved with complete abandon.
She's awesome and I love her.


...as compared to the vicious monkey brain version:

Dani is weak of spirit.
She can't seem to figure life out and has to try over and over - failure after failure.
She's an idiot clown that most people don't even 'get'.
No matter how hard she tries, she can't please anyone.
She bribes people with food and eats her own feelings.
Dani wants to be a good mom ... but seems destined to screw it up. She's selfish and sometimes too self involved to parent effectively. Her children often suffer and she feels powerless to effect that in any meaningful way.
She is fierce and often flies off, half cocked, without building a proper foundation of truths... winding up looking like a complete loud mouthed moron.
She has an amazing husband and marriage, but even still ... she seeks out attention and love from the outside. Trying to feed her ravenous ego.
She is anal and bossy and will run you over in her desire to 'fix' whatever is broken in your world ... whether you want that or not. She is a chronic and pathological 'advice-giver'. It becomes annoying to the point of distraction, by times.
She has consistently created hostile work environments due to her desire to please and then immediately developing resentment to said employer for expecting it again and again.
Circumstances have drawn out her inner dirt bag. Do NOT loan her money. She is a major credit risk.
Dani is the poster child for wasted talent. In nearly every way possible. Such a disappointment.
She has wasted God given smarts by giving in to circumstances, mental health issues and hardship... highlighting her general weakness of spirit.
She is kind, but with a price tag. She expects the same from the universe and has become bitter in later years having not realized any reward for her efforts.
She loves hard. Sometimes leaving metaphorical bruises. Sometimes against the will of her object of affection.
She is loyal ... to a fault, and has been known to stay in an employment situation for YEARS just to avoid disloyalty. It has been the single biggest contributor to her unhappiness in her employment for most of her life.
She is generous of spirit, but naïvely expects the same from her people and is fiercely disappointed by the inability of others to match her commitment.
She is neat and tidy on the outside and a catastrophic disaster area on the inside.
She is weird.
She is a friend, mother, wife, lover, daughter, sister and has struggled relentlessly with each and every one of these relationships.
When I die ... I want to be reincarnated as one of her fur-babies. They are spoiled beyond belief and loved with complete abandon... often preferred by her to the humans in her world.
She's affected, annoying, high strung, neurotic, damaged, bitter, controlling, failing at life, frightened and weak. She's an all around disappointment.

 

So why is it so hard for me to be my own friend, instead of systematically tearing myself down all the time?

3 comments:

Mark Price said...

Hey Dani. Just popped in to reread some of my old junk but I may have been deleted for lack of posting...i dunno. Perhaps it is my disdain for all things technical or computerish. Anyway, I got married last year and she hasn't killed me yet so YAY. We are very happy. Hope all is well in the great white north. 😁

Mark Price said...

Hey Dani. Just popped in to reread some of my old junk but I may have been deleted for lack of posting...i dunno. Perhaps it is my disdain for all things technical or computerish. Anyway, I got married last year and she hasn't killed me yet so YAY. We are very happy. Hope all is well in the great white north. 😁

Danica-Dragonfly said...

Hello my ol' bloggy bleep! I think of you often ... even tried to search you out on the old FB ... alas, you have been notably absent from all things technical or computerish ...

I am beyond happy to hear you have remarried and are happy. That gives me some happy for today.

So so glad to come in here and low and behold, one of my most favorite internet folks has made comment after all this time. <3

All the very best to you and your new lovely wife. :) Be well.