do you remember the children’s book, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day“? (if you haven’t read it, do!) i have felt very Alexander-like these past few days. i’m unashamedly upset about oscar pistorius (seriously, i’m constantly refreshing my twitter feed to see if there is any new info about the case), i had to go to a place called “wiz quiz” (i couldn’t make this up if i wanted to) for a urine analysis/drug test for the new job and they didn’t have me in in their system (and who wants to go back to a place called “wiz quiz?”), “downton abbey” killed off matthew last night, blah blah blah. there are other, more substantial reasons why life has been difficult, but the fact is that i’ve been down. and i’m going to give myself the rest of the day to feel bad – i will eat brownies, drink coffee, go to the gym and meet with a personal trainer (!), watch the biggest loser and have a good cry as their lives are being changed. and i will get up tomorrow and start the day, same as usual. and i will get over it because life is full of frustrations, tragedy, and bias and one day it will all be made right. and because life is also full of beauty and surprises and if we can hold on and notice those moments, it’s pretty spectacular. pretty music like this is an added bonus.