Watching my mother's green Vega fade from our driveway every morning while I pretended to be on the bus to school was part of my senior year routine. Truancy wasn't on my radar so much as the fantasy of escape. Also, I convinced myself that continuous squatting in the bushes outside our back patio was … Continue reading Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.
Tag: Clinical Depression
Living with Depression: Why I No Longer Feel Shame
“Everybody has demons in their closet. But it’s from these demons that we learn and become better people” ~ Dolores O’Riordan - Lead Singer of The Cranberries (1971-2018) Living with depression is like battling cancer. I've been through both and they suck. Equally. It is not lost on me that I am lucky. My … Continue reading Living with Depression: Why I No Longer Feel Shame
On the corner of Lessons and Message (poem)
Too many tears of late I cannot comprehend I know I'm not alone Let's begin again If happiness is born from agony And beauty, from the wreckage Then laughter is around the bend On the corner of Lessons and Message To push away the ones we love Then weep over the lonely Is … Continue reading On the corner of Lessons and Message (poem)