Friday, April 19, 2013

hysterical and useless

hysterical and useless

I am feeling incurably wordless today. And so I will show you this lovely little embroidery I made for myself.

It comes from Radiohead's song, "Let Down." (My favorite song of all time.)

I look at those three words -- hysterical and useless -- and smile. It makes me stop feeling sorry for myself whenever I am having a dumb day. Those three words cork my tears. Because I think it is so damned funny. As women we have been reduced to those three words over and over and over again. And it is so laughably untrue. Just because we are emotional beings, doesn't mean that we aren't strong.  I think of another few lines of the song, 'One day I am going to grow wings. A chemical reaction.'

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