“I’ll tell you one thing I used to do during a short-tempered time in my life. I was in my last year of teaching high school and I was tired and ready to be at home writing full time. Some of the kids were making me crazy (well, crazier than I already was!) Okay, so maybe they deserved it, but it still wasn’t right for me to take my frustrations out on them. I got into this habit: every time I felt my anger engines start to rev up, I would burst into a silly song, like, “I’m climbing up the crazy tree!” Or “My precious angel from heaven, your halo is falling off!” It broke the tension every time.
Nancy Rue, the Eldest of the Elders.