Wednesday, April 8, 2009

There's a Little Bit of Us All in There, Sister

The Matron, while not this thoroughly unhappy, has her own flashes of malaise and is rather fond of adulation, which she heaps upon her own fine self if there's nobody around to help her.  

More coming later today but she is of the opinion that the Salon piece might interst her readers!


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Oh, geez, that poor woman needs us! And her very own blog! How do we find her?

Lynda said...

Oh, I know who she is... ;-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Suburban Correspondent has the right idea. I will now go around the rest of my day being grateful that I am so happy with my life.

Which is not to say I don't want to accomplish great things--I think I'm doing that by raising my children and as soon as they're gone (4 years) I'll be on to accomplishing great things in the wider world.

Bodayciouspat said...

I have been reading your blog for about 4 months- I absolutly love it!
This story is my brand of heartfelt honesty that I'm sure we all feel from time to time. It's near impossible that any *one* person can do so much for so many without feeling at least some of the feelings of animosity that this woman is feeling. Yes-indeed- there's a little bit of us all in there, sister.

JCK said...

My husband had forwarded that to me just an hour or so ago.

I identify with the woman's burning desire to be a writer, but Suburban Correspondent hit it on the head when she said "Get her a blog." That has helped me so much!

I liked his answer. Refreshing.

smalltownmom said...

I was struck by the fantasy world part, because that's me. That's how I get to sleep at night.

racheld said...

I'm not familiar with Cary Tennis and his columns, and with the words "fantasy" and "princess" in the headline, I was prepared for some Toby Young-type to bon mot her down with sarcastic wit.

And he didn't. He advised and empathized and sympathized and was gracious and understanding---a whole page worth.

I wish her well; we all need a bit of whimsy, a bit of the BETTER and of fantasy, if only that we're more than the world sees.

And I'll certainly be seeking out his wise, courteous column again. Thank you for linking it.