The following is a full copy of the article that I referenced in my last post, Mono no Aware. Perhaps it will shed some light on why I love this phrase and why it inspired me to write about it. My best friend for over twenty years recently left me, although she is still alive. … Continue reading Grieving the Living
Little pig, little pig, let me in. My house is built from straw The foundation is flawed I constructed a moat For added protection I hope With no trouble at all A simple swipe of your claw I’m helpless prey And scramble to get away But trickery as usual Left a sinkhole about Then I … Continue reading My Loves. Where Have you Gone?
Finding contentment can be a struggle for me. I know we all struggle on some level. We are all at the mercy of the cards we’re dealt. Unfortunately, some of us end up with a crappy hand. My cards include mental and chronic illness and when those are added to the regular deck, well, it just … Continue reading My Sweet Girl
Have you ever wished you could live in a different world? I like to watch silly sit-coms as a way to distract myself from myself. And I have decided that I want to live in Seinfeld world. Their world is full of laughter and true unconditional friendship. Each character’s unique personalities, quirks and faux-pas are … Continue reading Momentary Detour from the Usual
There are monsters in the closet The little girl cries You soothed her with promises To comfort her puerile fears The mother can’t see The way the little girl sees All the reassurances Sidestep the pictures she holds In her trembling heart There are no monsters Just go to sleep The sandman is coming He … Continue reading Monster
I told you all my secrets. Secrets tightly locked away, the key hidden just below the surface, barely visible through my smile. Pledges made, secrets revealed, you promised to help me hold myself up. Lies hidden under your surface, barely visible through your smile. I reach for your hand, freely given with vows, our fingertips … Continue reading Promises
I started thinking about what people with mental illness and chronic disease would want you, the people without mental illness and chronic disease, to know…. But, I don’t know what others want you to know. All I know is that this is what I wish you knew about MY mental illness and chronic disease. This … Continue reading Notes From one Human to Another