January 01, 2005


Last year my resolution was to learn to be bemused. I think I've gotten much better at it.
My resolution this year is to learn to shrug.

Posted by Sarah at January 1, 2005 10:43 AM

I have occasionally toyed with the idea of blending Jungian psychoanalytic models with the growing consensus insight that detachment and indifference are the proper responses to most world "events," and giving a seminar in the practical results. I plan to call it "The Primal Shrug."

Happy New Year, dear.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at January 1, 2005 02:11 PM

I think one of the first things of true adulthood is learning to shrug. This doesn't mean you don't care about what's important, it is really that you learn what IS important. The rest is only worth a shrug. If someone who really means nothing to you disses you, it really doesn't matter, SHRUG!

Posted by: Ruth H at January 3, 2005 12:00 AM