It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn?

People say that all the time, but there’s not much truth in it. Why, when you are at your low as it gets in the worst of all possible worlds, would that just happen to be the time when it’s morning in America and and you’re at the top of the world looking down on creation? So automatically it was the best of times and it was the worst of times are entities that literally turn into one another just like that?

What, is life inherently a manic-depressive psychosis? I mean the business cycle is. That’s as clear as air. But life itself? Get real.

More like, just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they do. That’s really terrible as I and all the rest of you can attest to, but it’s a lot more likely to happen than “it’s always darkest before the dawn.” Sad but true.

Instead of this “it’s always darkest before the dawn” BS, the truth instead is that “there literally is no bottom.” You know when people say “It can’t get any worse,” that’s wishful thinking. Well of course it can. Always and forever.

I am serious.

Now whether “there literally is no bottom” is better than “it’s always darkest before the dawn,” I’m not sure, but it can’t possibly be the slightest bit worse.

Oh Hell. It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, dammit.

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One thought on “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn?”

  1. The problem is you can’t tell when the bottom is. Like a share market that falls, it WILL rise again, eventually. Calling the bottom is difficult. Is it just before dawn? Or are you blissfully unaware it is still 2AM on a winters night? If you’re bipolar, you will perceive the bad times as being worse than they actually are.

    How often have you reflected back on how anxious, how stressed, how doomed and hopeless you felt in a situation, and thought that it was justified?

    I’m reminded of another saying, “This too shall pass”, which can give hope during bad times, and give grief during good times. I think this is better to keep in mind than ‘darkest before the dawn’ or ‘there is no bottom’.

    There is a bottom though. The ultimate bottom, the leveller, is death. No matter what happens, how bad things get, death will end it. I guess, if things get so bad, such as a horrendous injury which there is no recovery from and no respite from the pain, then this could be a dawn. Not one anyone would welcome, but you.

    I must say there have been many times when I think things couldn’t possibly get better, that it was impossible, or just not in the cards, and they did. These outnumber the times when the darkness still is awaiting a dawn.

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