I know what you’re thinking. That whole Occupy Whatever movement has come and gone. While some may argue that’s true, it’s also why I bring this up now. Because after you’ve been out changing the world, it’s time to come inside and Occupy Your Bedroom.
You see, there’s always going to be something to be upset about, something to protest about, and something to yell about. But unless you occupy that bedroom, there may not always be someone there to talk to after you’ve been pepper-sprayed by some dickhead cop, or pepper-sprayed by some Wal-mart shopper, or pepper-sprayed by a Salvation Army bell ringer. You’ve got to regularly spray the pepper of love into your relationship, and just like a UC Davis police officer, the best time to do so is when nothing is happening and your lover least expects it.
Sometimes these political issues and movements can distract us from what’s important, because we have a tendency to take things for granted if they’re the same from day to day. Pop used to say that “news”, by definition, is something that usually never happens, and, therefore, likely will never affect you. It’s not nearly as important as the lives we build for ourselves, and that Christmas present you have waiting in that bedroom of yours. (Or, if you like, one of your Hanukkah gifts. I have no idea what Kwanzaa does, but if you don’t get gifts for that one, than someone sold you a crap holiday.)
So, folks, get on in there and Occupy That Bedroom for as long as it takes to bring peace and harmony to everyone in the world. If peace and harmony haven’t come by the time you’re done, well then you may need to go in there and do it a little longer. If the world still hasn’t changed after that, then you may need to just bring peace and harmony to you, and the world can go screw itself.
Just My Thoughts,