Well, I've been trying to figure out what to do all week now. It's been surprisingly difficult.
I've read quite a bit of not-great stuff written about me this week, and I have to say, what's been most shocking is how much of it is built upon half-truths and suppositions and assumptions and guesses. A tower of assumption upon assumption upon assumption can't stand for long, right? I don't know. Maybe it can.
There are some things I don't want to go unanswered, and it's difficult not to want to correct every error I've seen, when I think I'm being wronged, and my friend, too, and even my husband.
But I've seen this show before. I know how the plot twists and how it ends--first a correction, then a counter, then the inevitable degradation into semantics and psychologizing and more character accusations. It's a tired worn-out plot device and I want no part of it.
So why am I even bringing it up? I guess because I can't stand to allow it to go completely unanswered, if not specifically, then at least generally. I need to say: there is a hell of a lot of misunderstanding going on, and a healthy dash of half-truths and insinuations, too. And a near-complete lack of assuming positive intent. If you care, I can explain in person. Though I'd like to hope that if you care, you can already see this stuff, too.
I don't know. I've been searching for a way to handle my moment in the tabloids with grace and aplomb. I guess there's really no way to handle it, really, since I have neither the time nor inclination to devote to correcting all of the inaccurate things that have been written. And since I'm not willing to handle it directly, then I am choosing to let it go for now.
I have a fun weekend planned; I plan to have it.
I have a fun life planned. Again. Gonna go ahead with that plan, too.
I guess that's all I really wanted to say. There is Wrongness on the Internet, but I am choosing not to correct it right now--possibly ever--because I've got better things to do.
And as far as the things I'm choosing to do in the world, to paraphrase Zoe Washburne: I'm not so scared of making a mistake that I ain't gonna try to do what I think is right.