The Future (I Wish It Looked As Cool As "Tron")

For most of the evening, I felt kinda down. For one thing, my cat is staying overnight at the vet’s, and I just can’t sleep as well as I can when something small and fluffy is trying to kill me. Still, though, that was only part of it. What really got me is what usually gets me.

The future.

I am not a big fan of what lies ahead. I know I’ve discussed this at length before, but I am truly frightened of the Great Beyond, when school is over and I have a family. What the hell is going to happen? Who will I become? What will my children and grandchildren do with themselves?

Will they do better than me?

These thoughts have been rapidly rushing through my head all evening, and actually for a couple of days. I usually push them out of mind and focus on the now, but it’s getting harder. The future is more demanding than right now.

Of course, I was depressed. Bored and worried, my mood warped into some sort of empty feeling that made me feel as bleh as possible. Then, I got an e-mail from the priest that I asked to celebrate my wedding mass. He suggested books and activities for my fiancee and I to look at in order to prepare ourselves for marriage. One of the books caught my eye by title alone.

Holy Sex: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving

As you might guess, my mood is so much better now.

There are times when you see something that isn’t a joke, but is so incredibly funny that you can’t help but lay on your bed and laugh about it until 1 a.m. This is one of those moments. This concept presented by the title alone was so hilarious, breaking one of the oldest religious stereotypes: Catholics don’t like fun.

Yet, here it is. Proof that Catholics believe in and even practice fun. Like I said, totally new concept.


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