Sunday, December 09, 2007


PEOPLE

"People! They're the WORST!" says Jerry Seinfeld in one of my favorite "Seinfeld" episodes. Cracks me up every time.

And there isn't a more irritable person on the planet than me. If it can bug? I find it buggy. Having children with some extra buggy tendencies (read "constant behavior") has forced me to be more patient. Yea, the kids. And the 50 mg. of Paxil I religiously pop into my mouth on a daily basis.

"They are my child abuse prevention pills!" I quip. And it's true. Before the meds I was so snappy, grouchy, reactive and all-around bitchy.

Last night I dreamed I was packing up my stuff and I put it all on a boat. Then I swam beside the boat in a river. All of a sudden the river got wild and the boat filled with water. I had to grab, really quickly, what I wanted to save before the river swept it all away.

I grabbed my meds.

And the kids' meds.

And my cell phone.

And my camera.

That's it.

Just really glad to know even in my sub-conscious state I know what matters.

Then I woke up this morning with this song in my head. Although I am bugged by the "says you were half now you're whole" part, but still. I'm a lucky woman. I need people - even the buggy ones.

love.


PEOPLE

People
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world,
We're children, needing other children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children
Than children.
Lovers are very special people,
They're the luckiest people
In the world.
With one person, one very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half,
Now you're whole.
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person
Who needs people.
People who need people
Are the luckiest people
In the world!

With one person, one very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half,
Now you're whole.
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person
Who needs people.

People who need people
Are the luckiest people
In the world!


*Photo from Jupiter Images

10 comments:

Deb said...

Love you for your sharp edges and your soft round ones. So glad you don't mind being needed or needing.

riversgrace said...

We on the same wave or what?

Amazing dream. LOVE the image. Must talk soon!

Kathryn said...
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MY OWN WOMAN... said...

I'm a new reader to your blog. I don't know how I got here, but I am sure glad I found my way.

Anonymous said...

Why your cell phone.........."i just called to say i love you....etc......you know that song.........do you not just answer or not just answer when it's me?
One more dittohead to the blog.

Suzy said...

I'm glad you need people, cuz I'm buggy....

Love you

Suzy

Jerri said...

People need you, too. We need your humor and your wisdom.

We need your top 10 lists.

We need love.

Eileen said...

Interesting dream Carrie! I if all my stuff was in a sinking boat, those things would be my top picks too!
Someone asked me once if I was one of those people who didn't need anyone else, self sufficient, my own special kind of breed or was I strong enough to say I had needs?
Needing or being needed is a good thing, I get that now.
Love.

kario said...

Moral of the story: if you're going to get in the boat, make sure you packed your meds and the kids' meds and your cell phone.

I want to know if you were in the boat alone - without all those buggy people...

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

Love it that you grabbed your meds first! :)