“If you see love, run at it.”
I watched the “Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything” Netflix special at 3:00am this morning (because insomnia). I had to stifle my laughs to keep from waking up the other members of my household, who were obviously soundly sleeping at the time.
The special was great, but above all the hilarity, this quote stuck out to me the most.
I recently went up into my attic in search of some old boxes of memories from years past that have been packed up for so long. This is a big deal for me because, quite frankly, I am afraid of my attic.
And it’s true. Scary attics ARE scary.
And, yes, I went up into mine despite being afraid, and I’d do it again.
Because sometimes we have to be brave and do scary things to get to the good stuff.
“February 11, 1996
I was sitting here pondering love. The whole idea – everything.
Then I was thinking that I love my grandparents, but it is so hard for me to tell them.
Then I thought about my mom. It is even a little awkward to say “I love you” to her.
Then I wondered, “Why is that?”
I had a drive-through COVID test the other day.
I pulled up to a line of cars entering a large white tent in a hospital parking lot. I could see from a distance that inside the tent were people in gowns with masks, gloves and face shields. My leg was shaking as I tried to hold the brake pedal down in the car line. I was nervous.
I had to talk to three different people before entering. One to make sure I had an appointment, one to take my license and insurance card, and one to hand me paperwork and briefly explain what was about to happen. I was assured they would only swab the lower part of my nose, and they would, in fact, NOT tickle my brain (my words, not theirs).