Tuesday, April 24, 2012


U is for Upset

U is a tough one to be positive about. All those un-s, uneasy, uncertain, unbalanced and such. ‘Not’ something.
But Upset isn’t not. Well, it is, but it’s not. It's positively negative, if you get my drift. I try not to get upset but I have no fight against the onslaught most days. Upset is a good word for reactions to a range of provokers.

For example when faced with the newspaper daily. All the negative energies revolving around like thick smog in a city road rising up in a mini tornado. Pain, hunger and injustice all precede a sense of helplessness and guilt.

Or when sloppy language jumped out from the pages of Twilight and bit me in the nose for having dared to borrow the book from the library. I couldn’t believe the stuff I was reading about a shimmering vampire had made big bucks. Especially after I see the wonderful writing by some folks gathering rejection slips.

Or when encountering the conundrum thrown at most people by 'they’re vs. their vs. there'. What the heck?

Upset. It’s that perfect combination of irritation and disappointment and anger conducive to everyday usage. 

18 comments:

  1. You showed the sides of upset very well. But today, I can't be upset. My first book has been published (after many rejection slips).

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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  2. Like it, but liked the previous one better.

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    1. Thanks, Barnali, writing good ones everyday IS tough!

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  3. I try not to read the paper or watch the news because it does upset me. I have no control over those things. I am working on not getting upset over things I do have control over, which is my own reactions to things. Nice to "meet" you.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Karen. I try not to get upset over things that I have no control as well. But all I've figured out is that I have no control over what I get upset about! :)

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  4. I hate being upset. So I try to avoid it. Nice post. "Well, it is, but it’s not. It's positively negative" Lost the way you put your thoughts together!

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    1. haha! Glad you got lost on the way! :)
      Thanks, Amanda!

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  5. Haha! I love this one. You've made upset fun.

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  6. Oh dear. Now I'm upset. Better go find something uplifting! LOL.

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    1. Oops, sorry, didnt mean to! :) Hope you found something uplifting.

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  7. Beautifully written. I'm your newest follower!!

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    1. Thank you! For both, the compliment and also for following me!

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  8. Well said. It is important not to let life upset us. Things happen, not always the way we want them, but when it is out of our control, it's better to let it go.

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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    1. True, very true. Tough, but true.
      Thanks for dropping in, Gina!

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