Be the Love, Baby

Walking along, my reverie is interrupted by loud honking.  Nope, not at me — no texting while crossing streets here.

Looks like a car is unable to easily maneuver in or out of a street parking space.  Other drivers stop and lean on their horns.  And lean some more.

It’s all over the city.  We really should relax.

More honking.  So much hostility.  So many crowds.  So many demands.

A large cargo-type truck slows to a near stop.  The driver leans out his window at the commotion.  “You are all behaving like children!”  He hollers in heavily-accented perfect English.  “You should be ashamed of yourselves!”

Ha!  I try not to laugh.  No need to fan the flames.

He’s right, too.  But what to do?

Be the love, baby.  Be the love.

“Go f*ck yourself!”

Or, that.


9 thoughts on “Be the Love, Baby

  1. Love this post, Danica. I feel this way quite often, wondering why people are so impatient & nasty to one another all the time. It’s less frequent since I moved from New York to North Carolina, but this situation still comes up. As Mr. Burns once said, “push out the jive, bring in the love.”

    Also, I enjoyed seeing a rare curse word here, albeit in edited form (the way I usually do it, so my blog can remain an all-ages destination).

    I hope you’re “being the love” this week. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Rich! It’s fascinating and sad, isn’t it? It seems to be getting worse, while there’s increased interest in and sales of all things health and well-being related. Ideals and wishes are challenging to implement in the smaller moments of our everyday lives. “Push out the jive, bring in the love” is an excellent mantra.

      I try to keep language non-profane but the story didn’t work as well without it. That edited version is probably captured by search engines anyway. 🙂

      I’m trying to be the love this week! Sending some your way — may you be free from traffic-related hostilities!


  2. kevin

    Danica, I am disappointed almost daily at the growing hostility of human beings. Too many people. Too many f**king cars! We need more Danica’s! Be the love, indeed.

    This post made me think of one of my favorite XTC songs, “River Of Orchids.”
    “I had a dream where the car is reduced to a fossil
    Take a packet of seeds
    Get yourself out to play
    I want to see River of Orchids where we had a motorway”

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