…nothing less than a pissed off being who might know that it is time to stop, but refuses to do anything other than whatever the hell he wants.
My Piano Man and I were supposed to go Salem seeing, today. But I wasn’t in the most glorious of moods, and shopping isn’t wonderful when you are mad (and by “you” I mean me). So we decided to do two things that never fail to consume Magaly Rage:
1. We visited a secondhand bookstore (I got Licey’s Story by Stephen King—large print! My Piano Man found a copy of one of his favorite children chapter books, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
2. We went to see a movie about things blowing up, ninjas dismembering and disemboweling people, and my dear Wolverine getting tortured as he kicks serious behind and glares a lot while he deals with PTSD…
I was nervous about watching The Wolverine—the last movie wasn’t fabulous. I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I was taken by the relationships and the setting. My heart didn’t skip any actual beats, but when the sight of Nagasaki filled the screen the sound of my rushing blood filled my ears.
The movie was just what I needed after my bad day. I won’t say much about the plot—because spoilers are the scum of the universe—but I will say that seeing Nagasaki being destroyed put certain things into perspective: when we are upset, we do (and say) all kinds of stupid things… and we can’t take them back.
Sometimes we can see the wrong right away, and do our best to fix it. Other times we need decades to understand the effects of the damage, and say, “Goodness, what have I done?” In the saddest cases, we go on thinking that we’ve done no wrong… Then, the Wolverine-like character sticks a huge claw into one of our eyeballs and… Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. There wasn’t any claw-to-eyeball action, but you have to admit that the imagery is disgustingly rich ;-)
So… when I’m too livid to make sense of what’s going on in my own head, I get lost in books or watch movies about things being torn apart. What’s your sit-and-recoup poison, my Wicked Luvs?