NOTE: the below post includes references to a masturbating holy figure. Please discontinue reading if this will offend rather than amuse.
This is one of those mornings (not Those Mornings). One where you get up, feel pretty good, have a cup of coffee, get to the gym, and then get to work, and everything is kinda humming right along. You feel good. You feel like you’re in sync with the rhythm of the world, like you’re circadian rhythm is lined up right next to the sine wave of the universe… like you’re in your car, and the rest of the world is in the car next to you as you both hit the red light at the same time, and you, very cockily, rev your engine. Like you can outgun the cosmos.
That, my friends, is what I call a Good Friday. Not to be confused with Jesus’ Good Friday… which I’m still confused about – was it the day they all decided they couldn’t abstain from whatever they had just given up for forty days? (First, who chooses 40 days? That’s not a clean number at all, so I don’t think it was a choice. King James was a bit of a censorship nut, so no one knows the real story: I think Jesus & his Lenten posse made a bet to see who could give up stroking it the longest… like that episode of Seinfeld. I’ll bet Paul came back within 7 minutes & said “I’m out!”, but the rest of them made it forty days, and probably could’ve kept going except Jesus called it off because he rubbed one out during an especially enlightening prayer session… on a Friday, and they all went “Good!” and immediately sowed some orthodox oats.)
It’s April 1st. It’s snowing in NJ, and I’m spending 3 hours of my day on a conference call – yes, just ONE conference call for THREE hours. But I’m okay with that. I’m revving my engine, toeing the line, ready to sprint. The only word I could reasonably come up with for this feeling of “all is right with the world” is harmony… but that’s too pretty. It lacks machismo. It lacks bravado. It lacks braggadocio. It gives no sense of the up-fuckery sentiment – like it’s so good that you feel you could easily do anything, even things you’ve never done before, and it’ll all work out, and you’ll have added your own little dose of oats (orthodox or otherwise) into the mix. You’re doing what you’re meant to be doing, and it’s changing the world.
… maybe that’s a little too far. But harmony is too pretty a word. We need something braver, bolder, faster, stronger. Something with more balls.
I submit the following recommendations as terms that could be defined, loosely, as “the feeling that you can beat the world”:
Feel free to vote or contribute your own candidate in the comments. My personal favorite is Ballswelloquent.