Saturday, December 22, 2012

Kvetch and Release

And don't forget to kvetch about it first.
Kvetch and Release:  a practice established by the Short Jewish Gal of Sherman Oaks, intended as a technique of sanity conservation.  After kvetching out loud about something substantial, such as that hideous Christmas sweater your neighbor is wearing, the intolerable burden you've been carrying around magically unhooks from your tortured psyche, which, let's face it, is crowded enough as it is, and returns to the atmosphere, so that you shouldn't suffer any additional mental exhaustion.  A well-made psychological hook, manufactured out of thin air by your last, most expensive therapist, makes it possible to kvetch and let go without ever vacating the premises, a good thing, considering all the miserable traffic you'd have to contend with at this time of year.


  1. Kvetch and Release. Seriously, that's your new self-help book title! Genius.