I'm tired tonight, but I don't anticipate sleeping well. I feel like one too many balls got past me today, and the important one, the one I needed to stop, the one that so much was dependent on, I didn't stop it.
Not only did I not stop it but I failed to communicate on the topic. I failed to convey the possibility that existed that might have made another person's day much better than it likely was. Maybe I brought that on myself trying to two several things at once, but I should have known a person of importance was in a delicate spirit. As the afternoon grew later I lost control of any conversation on the subject.
Summer Redstone, who was probably a billionaire, said of frustration, "Success is not built on Success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes it is built on catastrophe."
I guess Ii rather like what Kurt Vonnegut said about frustration... "Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning to do afterward."
So is it a good thing or a bad thing that I became frustrated? I guess it can be both. The writer tells me to laugh it off. The billionaire tells me to see it as a positive challenge. At least that is my interoperation.
Still, I set here with a long night ahead of me and work to do, including some rewrite on an essay and a "grind" poem to write. I can laugh, I suppose. My leaning is to cry, in part because I am crying for another. Laughing right this moment is not going to help that person at all.
Taylor Swift has the following take on frustration...
"Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration." .
Anthony Banderas... "Expectation is the mother of all frustration."
I don't know that I feel any less frustrated, But I feel it's okay to cry and I'll probably be up late LOL
#Mood #SlightlyLessFrustrated #TryingToStopTheBalls
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings