Not at all Complicated

Daily prompt:  complicated

I’ve been watching the soap opera General Hospital since I was 15 years old.  I’ve watched the drama of relationships badly chosen, and lives complicated by one bad choice after another, as well as the occasional villain bent on world domination, witches throwing curses, and even a vampire hunter.

Nearly every day at 3 o’clock, I turn on my television and watch.  It is my time to sit down with a cup of tea, stop thinking, and rest.  As often as not, I end up falling asleep.  The nice thing about a soap opera is that you can get a job, come back years later, and the same characters are doing the same things, and their lives are exactly the same as the last time you saw them.

But my life is simple.  I love my family.  I’m a loyal friend.  I follow the golden rule.  I also speak my mind in defense of others, which some see more as a complication, but I think that can go either way.  People who don’t like what I think, tend to go elsewhere.  Problem solved for everyone.

I’ve avoided those things my parents, schools, doctors, and wise people told me to avoid. Sure, I had to test the reality of what I was told, and learned some hard lessons, but now that is all fodder for my blog.  I never got myself into serious trouble.  Dealing with the normal life events of birth, the mile stones of life, and the inevitability of death is drama enough.

My life is quiet and simple, now, and that is just the way I like it.

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  1. Ah, a GH fan! So true about life and thank goodness normal lives don’t have nearly that type of drama. I watched GH beginning in 1980 just in time for Luke and Laura, stopped, started, discovered VHS recordings. Stopped again in 2009, then started watching again last summer when Laura returned and Luke left. I like the show now, many of the oldies are still there. I can just picture you every day, “watching” and snoring away! LOL! Fun post, simple yet complicated (wink)!

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