Day 2238: Guilty

I’m guilty of sharing guilt in my blog lately, as you can see in these photos:






I’m guilty, in my therapy groups, of using this book


to pose questions like “If you were to take a look at the various ‘guilts’ that you carry around with you, which would be least justified and which would be most justified?”

I’m also guilty of writing Day 126: Ridiculous Things I’m Feeling Guilty About and Day 977: Super Guilty for this daily blog.

This week, many U.S. TV shows were guilty of sharing the exact same “guilty” clip:


Sometimes I feel guilty when I snap photos. Yesterday, I saw a mangled bicycle in the middle of a busy intersection on my daily walk near work.  I considered capturing that sad but compelling image on my iPhone, but I knew I would feel guilty if I did. This story about that bicycle showed up on my news feed a few minutes ago.

I did not feel guilty taking these other photos yesterday:





















I’m guilty of holding on to hope even in the midst of  death, destruction and national emergencies.

I’m guilty of being unaware of this great tune by Tom Wopat before yesterday:

Are you guilty of knowing Tom Wopat from the U.S. TV show The Dukes of Hazzard?

I’m guilty of wanting comments on today’s post.

No matter what we’re guilty of, I’m very grateful that you visited my blog today.





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19 thoughts on “Day 2238: Guilty

  1. Karen bought us tickets to a July show by Lake Street Dive at a small outdoor venue near here, Ann, and I’ll feel no guilt about looking forward to it these next several months!

    • I’m letting go of guilt about not knowing that Lake Street Dive was founded in Boston. Here’s something to hold you while you’re waiting to see them in the summer:

      According to YouTube, they’re performing on the streets of the Brighton area of Boston, where I lived for over 20 years!

  2. It sounds like you’ve been busy thinking and helping people Ann. AND looks like you had some fabulous chocolates. Yum. Had never heard that song, but it was a good one! I will have to look these folks up. No guilt about that!

  3. Many years ago when I was in college Tom Wopat came and played on the campus. I sat in the back and was the only person to hold up a lighter when he performed an encore. After he played I got to talk to him a bit. He was very nice and I still feel guilty for not telling him I remembered him from The Dukes Of Hazzard, but it hadn’t been that long since the show ended and maybe he was trying to put that behind him. Maybe I should put that guilt behind me, though, because I wouldn’t rather have the blues.

  4. It’s hard to hold onto hope when you don’t see things changing for the better, but that’s the time we need to hold on…and I think it’s good to be guilty of that!

  5. My heart goes out to the family of the cyclist who died. Your chocolates look delicious. Happy belated Valentine’s Day.

  6. Guilty?
    Do I feel guilty about anything?
    Nar, can’t see the point

  7. I’m feeling guilty I have not been able to catch up on reading your lovely posts. I will be back soon, slowly but surely, my friend. (≚ᄌ≚)ℒℴѵℯ

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  9. I had to laugh at myself. I forgot that Tom Wopat first came to my attention with The Dukes of Hazzard. His songs show up in my streaming feed from time to time and I enjoy them, but didn’t put it together! I’ve commented similarly before, but I’m reinforcing the idea to myself in stating that once again, I need to “step away from Trump,” who stokes my fears and fuels my anger. I think sometimes I feel guilty of not caring about others when I shield myself from the circus. I’ll find the right balance, I think!

    • I greatly appreciate the balance in your comments, Debra. Please let go of any guilt about taking care of yourself and doing what works for you!

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