Self control, eh? That explains why I received your reply crumpled and tattered, as if by a lion. Oh my!
Dear Lion Tamer,
This paper is metaphorically pink. Do you know what that means? You’re fired.
Yep, that’s right. As you can see, I’ve grown a backbone in the past couple years. Oh, and it looks like some common sense, too. Much improved, no?
So, you should be proud to know that I’ve been putting this common sense to use, and I have come to an important conclusion, one you might be interested in hearing.
When you refuse to think about something upsetting, you can never fully get over it, no matter how long it’s been. Every time your mind starts to wander, and you stumble upon the “Do Not Think These Thoughts Box,” old emotions come rushing back, as if they never left.
It sucks more than forgetting your keys in the dead of winter.
It sucks more than waking up and realizing it’s Monday, not Sunday.
It sucks more than you.