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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hold On

Sanity is a fickle thing, anchored in us only by way of rational thinking. But the rational mind can at times be horribly irrational, and when irrationality is present, rationality is absent, and in the absence of rationality there can only be irrationality, rationally speaking. It’s a dangerous thing when irrationality takes ahold of rationality and tries to rationalize its way into the rational mind. See, with rationality in mind, sanity is never far away, but holding onto that rational thinking is imperative to keeping irrationality at bay; it’s far too easy to simply lose hold of one’s sanity, like that elusive piece of slippery soap in the communal shower.

Remember this, my friends, and stay tuned for tomorrow’s story, in which, I lose hold of my sanity and will eventually have to bend over.


This post is part of Nicky and Mike’s 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing challenge. Today’s prompt is Hold on. Go check out We Work For Cheese for a list of the other participants. *
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42 comments:

  1. I'd like to explore this communal shower thing a bit more. Other than that I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.

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  2. That wasn't very rational Duf. Or irrational? Hang on, let me read again what Ziva wrote & I will get back to you.

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  3. Yes, that communal shower is somewhat disturbing. I think I'll go back to bed now. It's keep me rational and sane....until the cat joins me.

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  4. Very sound rationale, Z. Now, about that shower...

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  5. Best line: " like that elusive piece of slippery soap in the communal shower." But then again, you wrote it. :)

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  6. I can actually relate to this whole irrational rationalization thing. Not the communal soap, though.

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  7. I recommend Soap on a Rope. This leaves your hands free to defend yourself.

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  8. Not into the communal shower thing - not allowed in my rational mind. But I have been the victim of slippery soap, especially when the big, new bar lands on my foot. May we all keep our sanity this month.

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  9. You are just teasing Nicky with the communal shower thrown in there. Shame on you! If I had a rational thought I would find a way to ...hold on... hmmm...can't get the shower out of my mind...

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  10. Dammit, I replied to this already. *tries to remember* Hey Ziva! I salute your coherence! *sigh* Nah, I guess you had to be there. Indigo x

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  11. In the words of Paul Simon:

    "Slip slidin' away
    Slip slidin' away
    You know the nearer your destination

    The more you're slip slidin' away".

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  12. Never ever bend over. Nefarious things can happen. Hold on to your dignity, for God's sake, woman. ;)

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  13. Sanity is indeed a fickle mistress. My back's too sore to bend over, though, so that soap will just have to remain on the floor for the time being while I figure out another way to maintain.

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  14. I'm not opposed to exploring.

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  15. Don't get lost in the rationality of my post, Shawn.

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  16. That sounds like a great plan.... until the cats join you. ;)

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  17. The water is nice and hot, come on in.

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  18. I'm glad someone can relate, it seems perfectly rational to me. ;)

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  19. You're just full of good advice, aren't you?

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  20. Wow, that was one mean piece of soap. And I hear you, Linda, may we all stay (relatively) sane.

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  21. Hah! Yes, I was just teasing Nicky, and I am terribly ashamed... Still, while it's out there, we might as well take a shower and get clean, no?

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  22. Highly irrational. I like it.

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  23. Yep, that's pretty much how it feels.

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  24. I'm too busy holding on to the soap to hold on to my dignity. ;)

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  25. Don't worry, Boom Boom, I'm sure someone will pick it up for you.

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  26. Oh dear, I lost my elusive piece of slippery soap in the communal shower so many years ago!

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  27. Will there be naked photos?

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  28. What is this sanity of which you speak?

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  29. I'm so confused. And I feel like I need a shower. But I'm afraid. Very, very afraid.

    Wine, anybody?

    Mouse.

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  30. Naught but a fairy tale, I'm afraid.

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  31. There will be if you'll be providing them. ;)

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  32. I'm not sure if I should say "I'm sorry" or if I should congratulate you...

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  33. "like that elusive piece of slippery soap in the communal shower." - You crack me up, Ziva.

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  34. I'm digging the word play. It's surprising how much you can convey through repetition, and by riffing on different iterations of the same word.

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  35. Thanks, KZ, I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  36. You've dropped the soap once or twice, haven't you, Meleah? ;)

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  37. Luckily, only while I'm showering alone!

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  38. You have rendered me irrationally speechless with this one, Ziva. Well done!

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  39. Thanks, Linda! I have to say, I felt irrationally rational while writing it.

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