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Branch ([personal profile] branchandroot) wrote2017-01-31 09:04 am

Don't forget to laugh

So, this morning, as is becoming increasingly common, I woke up, and spent five/ten minutes telling the immediate sense of existential dread to fuck off. I got up, showered, kicked clinging existential dread in the kneecaps a few times (which didn't make it go away but did mean I could get out of the shower) and hummed protest songs while doing my eye makeup.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio", in this case. I'm not a cheerful person in the morning.

The morning commute provided a small break from existential dread, its place being temporarily taken by only mildly homicidal exasperation at all the people who can't fucking drive. It snuck in again to cling to my coat collar while I was walking down the cold, dank stairwell.

And then I had a sudden thought.

You know that anime haircut that shows up a lot, usually on girls, that's kind of a bob, usually chin-length or so in front but really short in the back, more like a pixie cut? Like Sakura's hair when she cut it in the chuunin-exam arc? I suddenly have a name for that. It's a pixie-bob..

And that made me giggle all the way up the stairs to the door, and now I feel like I can breathe all the way down.

So, you know, yes put away money to run if necessary, yes clean out the spare room, yes rally and march and write and call if you can. But remember to laugh, too, because we have to be alive at the end of this to dance on those motherfuckers' goddamn graves.

*whispers* Pixie-bob.
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[personal profile] jimhines 2017-01-31 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, pixie-bobs!!!

As for the rest... who the hell went back and stepped on the damn butterfly???
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[personal profile] eos_joy 2017-02-01 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
You're amazing. All of this is amazing. It made me feel connected and made me laugh. We are with you.

Also: omg pixie-bob! I literally reference Sakura's hair in the chuunin-exam arc as the description for that hair! Now I feel more connected! <3

We are putting money away too. Like...cancelled our actual wedding/reception, because we are legitimately afraid of what's coming. Which sucks, because I loved my date and my venue and what could-have-been my dress. (I love my wife, too, of course, but she's not going anywhere, so I don't feel the need to mention her. *lol*)

But, yes. Laugh. Love. And, the best revenge: Live well. <3
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[personal profile] eos_joy 2017-02-01 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Jeez, Student Loans. *shudders* I know that pain too. But, yes - we are married, legally, which is great; but the party on hold sucks. But! Better to have the money than to risk spending it and have something happen and be without. We will! <3