Taking a Break

The devil works hard but Banter Republic works harder. Every Monday I’m here doing my best to add some color to your miserable little life. And for what? Under 200 comments? This isn’t why Rosa Parks sat on the bus. Martin Luther and the brothers marched so that one day a little girl in India will read my jokes and share them with her confused parents.

Sometimes when we take a break, we find that solutions then present themselves. Stop calling them for a bit and maybe you don’t have to argue every day anymore. I had a girlfriend once, and then we broke up. Our break-up was due to religious differences. She thought she was God, I didn’t.

I need a break from my own thoughts. The other day I was having an internal debate with myself on who I’d save if there was a fire; the baby or the wife. An argument for the baby, it’s sweet and makes googly eyes at me. The downside is that it’s not potty-trained. As for the wife, she talks me to death but her meals are great. So I choose the wife. We can always make another one.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug with for a few minutes. It works for most devices, except for a life support machine. Actually, the life support still worked after. Unfortunately, we lost grandpa to the experiment. I won’t miss him much, he wasn’t great at giving advice.

Relax. Nothing is under control. You’re spinning in a spherical ball lost in orbit, pretending to be in control is borderline foolishness. If you’re burnt out and struggling, you don’t need more productivity. NOPE. What you really need is a break. Leave the kids with your parents and disappear for a few years. Find yourself.

I’m taking a break from social media so that I can focus on being uninformed. Facebook back in the day was a place where two bored people could fall in love and break up without ever seeing each other. I need more people to go outside and touch grass. All this land mass and you choose to stay indoors? Pathetic

How tired? There are two types of tired. One that requires rest, and one that requires peace. One is physical and the other is mental. And a third hardly spoken about, that requires death. So a combination of the two? Hence, “Rest in Peace.”

When someone asks me, “What is wrong?” I simply reply with “I’m just tired.” And they agree; they say to go take a nap. But you see, this exhaustion is not something simply resolved by sleeping. I cannot simply shut my eyes and wake up okay. I need a break from my brain, my heart, my life. I just need to go away for a little while. No, I’m not suicidal.

Don’t call me!

©️ Gottfried. All rights reserved.

252 thoughts on “Taking a Break

        1. Much love after your breaking news about your much needed break after breaking up into pieces after break-up….so many breaks already! Lol

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        1. You did pickup !!! Dear or else how could u not manage to avoid me like a no-one ….this time i was sad for not getting to hear ur fav “goodbye” at the end from u ….( Not getting the chance again to shed crocodile tears to be exact)…. 😂

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          1. Well ikik right ! Isn’t the fact so beautiful about the ever special bond seen with different advices frm granpaa and gradmaa worth a lesson for us in which two different Individually strong personality somehow complete each others shortcomings and come as a whole !!!! You would wonder how that happens !! I will u help u wid that…( Hear this from God herself ) Understanding, my love ….that comes easily to the one who maybe is a lunatic to have apply common sense in the matters of heart 😒 ( u would know that too if only stop gathering informations frm else where and give me a chance to speak my heart out to u….but I suck there cuz whenever I call u i get nervous or maybe i just m contained to hear ur relaxed voice…that enough for me to be a t peace uk ….argue i will but if only ….u give me anyways …but can we pls come to a definite plan where
            1 we finally decide if we r keeping our words to make fun on our special bond (viz. Ofc embarassing and immature i accept ) and not talking directly to each other ….rather die disheartened (i assume dis for u …u can still hv ur say )
            2. Talk over banter and through SM ( cuz that does add so much to our pda rather pr !!!;)political one
            3. Last one and my fav one ….end disturbing each eachother , erase the memories and not even try to keep a touch via constant thoughts…about ecah i swear I have the the strength still left within… even if taht is never happening we suffice the ritual of keeping closure and not admitting our real feelings ( in imagination ofc💬but still) 🫂

            Love…not to you but to Grandpa and Grandma ( there advice would be for us when the day we fully deserve it . But I am happy and grateful u thought I was deserving enough to hear them through you. I cannot express how fortunate I feel to have know about them and also learn! My life purpose is fulfilled already…..if u only understood y else …I d choose the “rest in peace” option out of the three ! I hope u r getting u r getting ur success and respect back with due charges 🤠 high five !!!
            Congratulations to you on the loss I happily accept here😊 ( alas this end is happy )

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        2. Pardon me for you again have to encounter urself a headaches ( for that I advice pls keep caring less !! ) You have still appreciatively mastered the art and provoked me after 4 months 7 days, just to unravel my demonic and crazy low side 😹😹😹😹😹 How sweet of u !

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          1. “He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” ~ Mark 5:34

            “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

            “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~
            “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” ~ Proverbs 17:22

            This spam* punishment for not keeping ur promise and calling msging back !!!

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        3. 😒😋on 1 side u say I speak nonsense and lack common knowledge and then ask me to continue!!! Like when did u think u have any control over me !?😹 Never in this entirety will I ever listen n do things acc to u !!
          This squirrel has proudly digged the hole herself n guess what !? she is so good here 🥀😊 no jaguar could ever come to hunt uk !!!

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          1. Proudly dug*…

            And An uninterested person has all the rights to behave this way uk… Now that’s common sense ☺️

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          2. But I have to say this ….I have held myself for like over a time of more than 2 long years now…thinking I d do great pretending to be some totally different who I as a person were …but this ain’t working anymore and has killed me to an extent I myself couldn’t imagine.

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          3. What I really am willing to say is ! I don’t love you, I have no feelings for you ! I don’t have even the slightest empathy! I have disrespected you intentionally! All of that a is true ! Nd clear to u Before even I admitted this myself. All of the Bad worse things are so on the surface !!!! But then I feel you and I are equally deserving to know all the good things as well !

            Listen carefully now….

            You, you were the First person who found me at my lowest and didn’t let me feel or let the bad vibes touch me for instance …i know you remember the year where se first spoke and easily connected through similar responsibility and interests….those times will be cherished even if they are not spoken much about . Somehow always!!…you needed to Hera this from me bcuz ofc you were important and are and will always be ….why else would a happy go lucky …person go all silent and lose out on everything,everybody that made her happy , her people, her dearest friend …all for somebody who hardly cares ( shows) !? Ever thought! Shef !!! It is because their is something about you that made her feel so much about herself. You are special to her as well …now that wouldn’t require exact reasons at all …cuz it hardly demands for it when all of it is true. You still have her heart maybe not as a friend anymore, not as lover indeed as well but as her Nobody !….

            Sometimes when intentions are pure full of passion and sacrifice….you know what can only go against at the time of trial ! nothing but uncontrollable life situations and a wrong time absolutely good for life lessons …the lesson I learnt for it was love offers you freedom unlike attachments…. Thank you 💞 for that … I wish you all the best …hope you find the right one soon and this time who’s totally worth you time,light and good energy ! Someone who can keep you happy and not give headaches 😂☺️…So that you always enjoy your priceless smile and insightful self…. everything you want in Friend and more I pray you stay Happy …..in real means… someone who’s not the reason to cause you hurt nd only offers you tranquility in all the ways possible…and from whom you never have to walk yourself away ever….a lively, generous, mature, appreciate,balanced, knowledgeable and loving companions …. all the things I could never be and for that matter you never asked me to be . I would happily be strangers wid you 😜☺️😂… This is more fun …

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          4. Imagine my surprise to discover I’ve actually met you in person.

            I loved reading about our interactions, is there more where this came from?

            I need to narrow down the options on who this mystery squirrel might be

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