It’s Not that Deep!

20 Nov

peter monn_peterisms

I’m known for saying this one thing…”It’s not that deep”.  My friend Sheri even commented, “That’s your mantra these days”, and it’s true.  I’m not really sure how I got to that revelation or who told me, because I’m sure I’ve heard it hundreds of times, but somehow it stuck.  I’ve had a lot of really horrible things happen in the last few years, but I’ve also had a lot of really amazing things happen in the last few years too.  I think life falls somewhere in the middle.  You can’t have the bitter without the sweet.

I’m a huge complainer but I find that after I get it out and vent a little bit, I feel much better.  Many of my friends talk to me about stuff that’s bothering them and my stock response is usually “It’s not that deep”.  You know why?  Because it’s not.  Life, death, all of it, as petty as this sounds, is just really not that deep.  It’s all about perception.  I’ve had small moments which were more profound than huge events in my life.

All day today I’ve been obsessing about this new country singer, Helena Hunt, from the Lifetime reality series Chasing Nashville.  I downloaded her song and drove around all day, dancing and crying in my car.  I’m not really sure why I was crying except that life just felt so good today.  I just was so in love with this new song.  I caught myself and started laughing at the hilarity of the power of a song, but in that moment, dancing and crying in my car, I was alive…and it wasn’t that deep.  It just was.

I love that about life.

For now,

Peter

(If you want to check out my write up on the song, check it out at my website here!)

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