Do you, ahhhh.. speak Star Trek? One of my favorite lines was always given by Riker or Warf. Whenever the ship was in trouble (and the ship is ALWAYS in trouble) Riker would get on the intercom and say, ALL HANDS BRACE FOR IMPACT!
To me this phrase is an all encompassing warning. Trouble to follow. Stranger Danger! Get thee hence! But that’s not what Captain Jean-Luc Picard and crew would do. They followed TROUBLE like it was their religion. Never wavering until the problem was solved or the episode was continued. Because eventually one way or another the problem MUST be solved. The characters and the story cannot progress if they can’t overcome.
What does it all mean? That Star Trek is deeper than we all thought. =) Or that there is a message in Star Trek. A message that repeats in every single episode. STAY THE COURSE. Fight the good fight until the Borg board the ship and you have to push the self destruct button.
What is it exactly that I’m trying to say? I’m going through something. Past tribulations are dogging me and generally making a nuisance of themselves. I desperately want to let go and move on. I’m taking baby steps to do so. But it’s difficult for me to forgive 2010 when it was so flipping HARD on me.
Why am I telling you this? Because my life isn’t perfect. Never has been and it will never be. I don’t want to pretend for one more second that everything is just peachy keen. As Warf would say…”Captain I protest. I am NOT a merry man.”