Solution for a Crushing Soul
I needed hanging files to organize the piles of paper I accumulated over the years. As usual, I went straight to Amazon. When I typed in “hanging files,” this item came up as the bestseller: “Smead Hanging File Folders, 1/5-Cut Tab, Letter Size, Assorted Primary Colors, 25 Per Box (64059)”
“Okay, this is pretty straightforward,” I thought to myself, “they look colorful and pleasant. I should just go ahead and purchase them.”
However, starting to remember all the items that I bought because I was not paying attention to the description, I hesitated and clicked on the “review” button to make sure I was getting the right product. And I found the most hilarious, authentic and fearless review ever:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
278 of 293 people found the following review helpful
If you’re getting divorced, you need these.
By Amazon Customer on August 1, 2013
“These will help you organize your soul-crushing divorce into easy-to-find packets of misery when you have to go to court to battle your insane drug-addicted ex (again) over custody of your two traumatized children. Don’t put your pain in a pile! Let these hanging file folders neatly catalog the narrative of how you undid the worst mistake you’ve ever made. Your lawyer will thank you.”
I am awed by the fierceness of human soul. This brave woman has it in her. We all have it in us.
If you feel your heart is breaking inside of you, find your version of hanging files — you know where to find them!
A few more days
A final Hi meeting
The local neighborhood bar has a quiet time between six and nine. It is a place that specializes in coffee, beer and seasonal menus. There is just enough of each for a satisfying snack and effective buzz. After the time when the laptop lids close and before the social gatherings start -- there is a sort of twilight*. Often this time is a fugitive ground rife with creative inspiration and meditative work -- of the kind that results in personal reward.*twilight may refer to civil, nautical or astronomical variety depending on your social or terrestrial condition
A man positions his mouse on the edge of his browser window. He clicks, holds and drags the viewport first left then right. The content of a video game promo micro site responds and adapts to the available space. To the man, this is more delightful than the game itself.
A man laboriously moves his piano down three levels onto the subway platform. Classic vocals and strided chords -- he played so well I swore he was blind. Oblivious to the heat on that August stage, he was most in touch with his audience -- whom he elevated with his music.
A woman should do exactly as she pleases no matter what a man may think.
As the Dalai Lama once said, "It is a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room."
"No one understands me," she said. Her grandmother was silent for a minute. It seemed she was searching for an answer in the star speckled sky. "But no one understands anyone in this world, darling. We are all unique. It is what gives us a sense of wonder."