I’ve been meaning to write a blurb of a post to declare that I have am still around, alive and kicking, if barely. I have been dealing with a stressful personal situation this last month and have not had a chance to blog, the details of which I think it’s best not to go into. I have not had a chance to do much of anything really. I am hoping that all things will begin to improve soon, I remain, or at least try to remain optimistic.
But remaining optimistic in the face of any adversity seems like a challenge. There are times when you can feel exhausted, frustrated, and just depleted. Those times you just feel like crying miserably, but when you’re done crying you still have to get back to getting on with it. So during those moments when I feel like I am at a loss at what I can and should do, I tend to remember this song from Cannon Ball Adderly and the intro to it. The intro goes a little something like this:
You know sometimes we are not prepared for adversity. When it happens sometimes we’re caught short. We don’t know exactly how to handle it when it comes up. Sometimes we don’t know just what to do when adversity takes over.
And I have advice for all of us, I got it from my pianist Joe Zawinul who wrote this tune, and it sounds like what you’re supposed to say when you have that kind of problem it’s called mercy, mercy, mercy.
The song reminds me that sometimes things won’t lay the way I want it to, but I can only do my best and make peace with that. Hopefully, this too shall pass.