OK, maybe I’m the center of the Colleeniverse, and blogging about myself everyday certainly reaffirms that notion. But I have conceded that I am not really the center of the rest of the universe.
There are two events taking place today that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with me, yet both are consuming every thought in my head and every ounce of my focus. One is of a celebratory nature, the other more solemn.
My niece, who is the actual center of the universe, is graduating from pre-K today and despite her request that I attend, I cannot be there to help her celebrate. If I could choose to be anywhere today, it would be with her. I will see her this weekend, and shower her with love, kisses, and presents, as aunties are wont to do, but I really wish I could be there today to cheer her on.
The second, more solemn event…a good friend and fellow writer is having surgery. He has been suffering from a horrible illness and today will determine if his treatment has been successful. I hope that has been.
So, instead of thinking of me, my general health, my weight loss progress, my mental health, and all the petty problems that plague my life, I am asking that everyone cheer for my niece and send good wishes to my friend.
Better yet, show your good wishes and buy one of his books or his music.
Cash & Carry – Music (also available on iTunes)