The title of this blog comes from a clip of the movie “The Trouble with Angels”.
That’s what I’m trying to find. My “something better”. I want Reverend Mother’s peace. I want her certainty. I also want to make people laugh, which is why not all these posts are serious, soul-searching cries from the depths. Some of them are random stories of my life, illustrated with my amazing Paint skills. Sometimes I post poems.
Why do I have to blog about my search for something better? I guess it’s simply because I love to write. What else do I love? Reading old books, watching old movies. Maps of anywhere. Sunday morning Mass with the sun filtering through stained glass windows above me. Hockey, specifically the Pittsburgh Penguins, more specifically Sidney Crosby. Fashion, especially the 1950s era. I’ve never lost my girlish love for horses. Delicious seafood. Autumn skies and windy days, when the air is so clear it sparkles like cut crystal. I want to take a vacation on a train. I want to go to an Extraordinary Form Mass. I work two jobs. I play poker. I have Instagram: @shortside40. I love a good pun. I’ve owned 6 pet rats (Bob, Merv, Willy, Freddy, Charlie, and Henry). I love GK Chesterton and Emily Dickinson. I love my family. I’m just trying to live by St. Benedict’s motto: Let mercy triumph.