Captain’s Log 6,158
I am binge-watching Netflix’s House of Cards. It is frightening. It is so close to the truth of what’s happening now that it makes me ill. But it’s like watching a train wreck. You just keep watching. It’s brilliantly done. The crude and brutal world of politics is illustrated here so well.
Kevin Spacey is genius in the role of Frank Underwood. Notice how his tie is NOT long enough to cover his junk. Donald Trump might learn a thing or two watching Kevin. His ties are ridiculously long.
I guess when you think your junk is that YUGE you need a long tie to cover it.
But the best role is Claire Underwood played by Robin Wright. She is ruthless and very much like a sociopath. The role she plays is a combo of Lady Macbeth, Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones, and several people I actually really know.
Totally scary shit. Totally. And I know people like Claire very well. Especially since I took the job I have now.
This show is all about loyalty and deceit. I have lived long enough to know that most people want something from you. There are very few people who would wait for you to get into the lifeboat first. They will save you only if their own safety is guaranteed. Or only if they would look good rescuing you.
This is a good thing to know. Every time I find my trust level with people getting a bit “soft” or “fuzzy,” I must regain my sense of mindfulness about the paths I walk and the people I choose to walk them with me. There is always someone lurking to figure out ways to steal your creativity, your success, your dreams, and your sense of self. There are people who prey on destruction. I am not talking only grand scale. I am talking about those who insult you in small ways, scheme in small ways, etc. The better you are, the more they want you to topple.
Even a small bus can cause damage if you are thrown under it enough times.
There are times when I feel vulnerable. That is happening now. This journal helps me find my true north. True north = goals, people, attitudes, dreams. I am off course.