At some point many years ago I remember learning that people who are constantly rearranging their furniture do so because they have no control over certain aspects of their life. Changing the placement of their furnishings is a substitute for the things they can’t change in their life. Whether this is a principle of psychology or not, I don’t know. I never took a psych course in college. I suppose it makes sense, though. Change the things you can, and maybe it will help you deal with the things you can’t?
I’m wondering if that’s the reason author Lois Winston decided to update a few of my book covers. After all, she’s the one responsible for all the bad stuff that I’ve had to deal with in my life. She killed off my husband in Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, which was certainly bad enough, but she didn’t just leave it at that. She also left me penniless and burdened with debt greater than the GNP of most Third World nations AND permanently stuck me with a communist mother-in-law who blames me for all the world’s ills.
Will a totally new book cover for Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun and a slightly tweaked book cover for Death By Killer Mop Doll make my life any better? Doubtful. But they are nice to look at. I just hope Lois doesn’t consider this my Christmas present. Winter is coming, and I could really use a week in Aruba. Hint! Hint!