I ventured out into some scary cold and icy weather yesterday to meet up with my friend, Barbara, whom I’ve known almost all of my scary life.
As Barbara and I enjoyed the scary-good atmosphere and food at The Madrona Tree Restaurant in Arlington, Massachusetts, we talked about my trying out for the TV show “The Voice” next month and how scary that might be.
My 62-year-old memory can be scary some times, but I’ll do my best to report accurately the next few exchanges between Barbara and me:
Me: That’s me. I do scary.
Barbara: I hope it’s okay that I say this.. You do scary because scary was done to you.
Me : (pause that might have seemed scary to Barbara, but probably not, because we’ve known each other for so long)
Barbara: I mean because of your scary hospital experiences when you were young.
Me: I get it. You’re right. I’m just thinking of how to say that in my own words.
Barbara (non-scary pause)
Me: I do scary because I’m scared all the time. Because life is scary.
Barbara: I understand.
It’s scary how I can’t remember whether Barbara said “I understand” or whether she just let me know she understood.
I don’t know about you, but when I feel understood, everything seems less scary.
Is this post scary? Since I do scary so well (because I have so much practice), allow me to address any scary thoughts that might be scared up by this “I Do Scary” post, as follows:
“I do scary” means I’m used to living with fear, which helps me face my fears, every day.
After our scary-great lunch and talk yesterday, Barbara and I braved the scary cold to visit my new office in Newton, Massachusetts. Because I do scary, I’m opening up that new office without a target date of when I’ll be doing my first therapy group there. Because I do scary, I have faith that everything will work out.
I did scary photography yesterday:
Which of those photos do you think is the best match for this “I Do Scary” post?
Because I do scary-quick blogging on weekday mornings, it’s time for scary brief thanks to Barbara, the Madrona Tree, and everybody else who helped me create this scary post. Special thanks to you — of course! — for doing scary, as best you can.