the poetry, prose and other musings of Catherine Jones McClarin
Friday, December 6, 2013
it'll be fine, just fine
My best friend, Jane, has always handled crisis with grace and aplomb. She waves away the worst predictions with her signature phrase, "It'll be fine, JUST fine!" I once fussed at her about this tendency of hers to expect the best. I went to her with some work-related crisis, suggesting that something awful was just around the corner. She replied, as usual, "It'll be fine, JUST fine!" Exasperated, I said, "Jane, you ALWAYS SAY THAT!!!" Without missing a beat she replied, "And it always is."