Being needy

pedroI am more than ready, at this point, to have the year come to an end, and to be about the business of doing something with this one.

I need a year that doesn’t involve surgeries for my children, or job horrors for me, or the general state of insignificance that my politics or my journalistic endeavors have fallen into.  I need the progressive movement to wake up and realize that, though the tactics may differ, we’re as necessary under Barack Obama as under George W. Bush.  I need to get back on a stage.  I need a contract for my company.  I need for the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop killing each other, and just settle differences with Parcheesi or something.  I need to get off my duff and get back into shape.  I need another trip to Ocean City and a number of days under a warm sun.  I need the Orioles to have a winning season, and I need to watch the Yankees spend a great deal of money to buy everyone in sight and then collapse like an overripe avocado.  I need for those very few tie-wearing white guys responsible for the appalling collapse of the economy of the United States to be staked out over anthills, their bodies smeared with honey.  I need to be part of an America in which I do not feel like the single lamb sitting at the table with four wolves when a vote comes up on what to have for lunch.  There are some other things that I need that I won’t get into right now.

None of these things are likely to happen in 2009.

But it’s for certain they didn’t in 2008.

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One Response

  1. If this was an LJ post, I’d suggest having for your “music” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day – September being the ninth month, and this being the ninth year of the millennium, plus you being a Green.

    Just giving you suggestions for “mood music” is all.

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