This morning I took one of those personality divining tests offered on FB. You know the kind, What character on Downtown Abbey are you? What color are you? What kind of chocolate are you?
This morning's test was "What urinary tract infection are you?" I thought there was only one type of urinary tract infection but apparently there's a whole menu of them. There's slow and lazy, hot-tempered rampaging, sneaky invasive, shy and hiding and a millennial child infection that keeps coming back to live with you.
I answered a few questions such as When you enter a crowded room do you head to the center of activity or just drink yourself blind on the outer rim?
Do you wake up cheerful and ready for a new day or are your first words, "What fresh hell is this?"
What tv show would you be likely to watch a) Religion and Ethics b) I want to marry Harry c) The Walking Dead
It turns out I am the hot-tempered rampaging urinary tract infection. Once I found this out, - that very moment - as I contemplated some self-knowledge that had been eluding me all of my adult life, I finally had the currency to effect real and total change. I had gained uncorrupted insight into my deepest self. It was life changing.