The Daily Rant: On Pain.

I’m in pain, my friends. Not the Oh My God, If I Don’t Take My Pills, Someone Is Going To Get Their Heads Kicked In kind of pain. It’s more the life-force sucking, soul-destroying Pain In The Bollocks kind of pain. I suffer for my art.

The hell with that – I suffer for being me. Not everybody ‘gets’ me, you see. To some, I come across as being a smarmy insufferable know-it-all. To others, I am an introvert who longs for nothing more than to sit quietly in a darkened room and contemplate life, the universe and time-travel paradoxes. But in reality, I am somewhere between the two.

I shouldn’t really care what people think of me, though. Those who know me well enough either think highly of me or are of the reasoned opinion that my company is not their preferred cup of tea. Which is fine by me, really, because they’ve at least thought about it. Rather than assuming I’m an insufferable know-it-all, they know by experience that this is what I am.

I admire people who form an opinion based on evidence, incontrovertible or otherwise. To those who go with the flow and still think Flat Earth Theory is viable, I offer nothing but my considered scorn.

You see, ultimately, other people cause me pain. When I try to reason with them, they will invariably kick my head in. I suffer for being me. I think I’ll find solace in a nunnery.

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12 responses to “The Daily Rant: On Pain.

  1. To hell with middle of the road, go with the flow, mianstream people. They really are the ultimate in boredom!! Keep shining my friend. I love you. xx

  2. Kingsley Amis said it succinctly: “If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.” Or speaking.

    Bette Midler even more so: “F**K ’em if they can’t tak a joke.”

  3. I think you’re awesome just the way you are. 🙂

  4. Well, if when you say “nunnery” you are referring to what the Prince of Denmark was talking about… well, hell! What man wouldn’t be happier there? On the other hand, you should never make a habit of wearing black and white.
    Keep writing.

  5. You rock, James 🙂

  6. James is only in the “habit” when it comes to writing:)

  7. Hmmm. . . I don’t count myself as one who “knows” you, truly, but I really like what I read, both of and by you! Keep it up! Someday I’ll get to Ireland, I’ll be a polite customer at your bar, and you might actually get me to drink some beer, but I prefer the hard stuff! (A little Tullamore Dew!) 😆 😉

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