I’m now coping with the realization that I’ve never used the word “Coping” in a blog title before, even though
- I facilitate therapy groups called “Coping and Healing” and
- writing this blog is a daily coping mechanism for me.
Does everybody know the definition of coping?
Here’s how the Internet defines “Coping”:
the top, typically sloping, course of a brick or stone wall.
Coping may mean sloping, but that’s not what I was hoping. I’m hoping for the “coping” that’s a help with things dystopian.
I shall cope by searching again.
verb (used without object), coped, coping.
1. to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success (usually followed by with):
“I will try to cope with his rudeness.”
2. to face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a calm or adequate manner:
“After his breakdown he couldn’t cope any longer.”
Now that we know the definition of coping, how are we all coping today?
I’m not sure how I’m coping, because today’s news is filled with others not coping very well. When those in control are not coping, I have trouble coping too.
Let’s see if my photos from yesterday offer any coping (or maybe sloping):
As you can see, Michael and I did some coping with walking, mowing, and respecting boundaries.
Good luck coping with this video I made yesterday about our new kitchen faucet, where I attempt to evoke Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.
I’m coping with my lame line reading at the end and the fact that this video has gotten no likes on Facebook.
I’m hoping for some comments about coping, below.
Thanks to all whose coping helped me create today’s post and to you — of course! — for coping with all this, here and now.