Serene and Love are anything but….

From the prompt Cause, Meet Effect.

The advent of the Internet allows us to pick our names instead of the handle our parents slammed on us for a variety of reasons that may or may not  fit.  The Internet handles allow us to express ourselves.  I got mine  because of Hercules’ goat friend, Philoctetes.   The other half had the nerve to tell me that I was a LOT like Phil but instead of “Hey Girls, wait for me.” it would be Hey Guys!  Wait for me.   I’m not that bad.  Really.   I morphed it because after all, it’s not “Hey girls, wait for me.” The morph also plays on the area of what I have some of my degrees in.

Back to how this relates to cause and effect.

Lets deal with Serene.  Anything but.  I ran into her on several boards.  Nothing but strife and arguments when she hauled her justified ass about creating mayhem and fuss.  Strangely when she would flounce away for good, the after effect was just that.  Serene.  Everything became calm.    So the name Serene means the exact opposite to me and even when I see it in writing, I immediately think of anger, fighting, self-justification, self-righteous behaviour and chaos.  Serene = anything but.

Then Love.  Where do we go from here.  Well, to the bar.  I’m buying her ex a drink.  Hell we are going to have a poster that says “Love was here.  Join us if you can relate.”   When I see Love now, I see back stabbing, back biting, gossiping and a few other nasty little things that no one really wants to be around.  I listened to her side of her divorce.  Now after knowing the woman?  Anything her husband says has to be the truth.  All it takes is getting burned by her and her little “in crowd”.  I also now associate the word love with not thinking ahead to the consequences of your actions, running off at the mouth without knowing all the facts, hurting people for no good reason and hanging tight with an “in crowd” of what may be very nasty spiteful creatures who claim one thing but their actions show something very different.  The exact opposite of what love really is.  According to 1 Corinthians 13:4, Love is:

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 

Not any more after she got done with it.

Ain’t the net grand.  It takes perfectly good words and associates them with something the total opposite of what they mean and if you hang around the boards with these critters on them long enough, you get a foul taste in your mouth that never goes away.