Day 3739: Losing it

As I write this blog post, I’m on the verge of losing it because of

  • another school shooting in the USA,
  • rampant injustice,
  • paralyzed politicians,
  • crazy conspiracy theories,
  • broken bureaucracies,
  • climate change,
  • massive denial,
  • short-sighted greed, and
  • other indications that human beings are losing it (where “it” might mean everything).

Who is losing it in my images for today?

Lower your expectations, please, as you read these lyrics I wrote early this morning while I was losing it:

©️ Ann Koplow, 2023

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “losing it.”

Thanks to all who prevent me from totally losing it, including YOU!

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22 thoughts on “Day 3739: Losing it

  1. Somebody should write a country song with the title: Barnum & Bailey Day is Bound to Be a Real Circus. There you go, Ann.

  2. I see my choice of Cryptical Envelopment missed the humor bar, but I give you another Grateful Dead title in its place: The faster we go, the rounder we get. I don’t think it has lyrics. 🙂 Actually, it’s in a triptych: That’s It For the Other One, Cryptical Envelopment, The Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get. No, really:

  3. As for “losing it,” I know what you mean. I wrote recently in a piece I called “Waking Up,” that the world is WOKE. I don’t think we would have all of these efforts to put us back to sleep if the folks making those efforts didn’t themselves realize that the world is now WOKE and there’s no way they can put it back the way they thought it was. I think they are losing it.

  4. there is so much going on, and so much that we have no control over, and all we can do is actively help and look forward to keep trying to make it better, and not look back.

  5. Debbie T

    Love the new lyrics!

  6. In a world of egoists, in which madness rules supreme, one must savor sanity where one finds it. Most often found in a good meal as pictured above. The one thing we all have in common is the need of a satiated stomach.

  7. I’m trying not to lose it because while every school shooting is awful this one is especially close. It’s already also being misused and I worry for my transgender friends who were already facing so many problems.
    Music helps, though, and here’s a local Nashville singer who performed under the name “Roberto Bianco”. He never became really famous but there’s a framed picture of him alongside many celebrities in a local post office. He signed it and added, “Stick to it, my stamp of approval!”

    • And speaking of sticking to it I’m really excited Aaron is performing in Assassins.

      • And that Assassins poster is from 2016, when Aaron was in high school. I’m cleaning out my office because they’re moving me to another one. Not losing my cherished memories is one way of not losing it.

    • I thought of you, Chris, when I heard about the terrible Nashville shooting. Sticking together during the tragedies (as well as the comedies) of life is an effective way of not losing it.

  8. US Second Amendment has indoctrinated youth and all alike, and it’s been going on since the founding of the country. Gun violence is the result of the Second Amendment and groups like the NRA. I’m not losing it hoping hard core Democrats join efforts everywhere.

  9. Nice poem too Ann!

    • When I was living in the States, several people that I never imagined where gun owners, even distant family members of mine had one hidden. It’s an ingrained response, as if waiting for the worst to happen and just being able to use the gun for the sake of ‘defense’ or retribution.

  10. puella33

    I enjoy that post of the trio in jail jumpsuits. I think people were losing it in Texas where they banned the diary of Anne Frank. I think people just want to remain ignorant. I like your lyrics, Ann

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