The cold trigger curved around my finger….hammer cocked….a bullet anticipating a strike and thrust. The woods smelled of Fall, dry leaves crunched under my legs as I squatted down and leaned against a thick birch tree. I heard rustling sounds, imagining squirrels playfully darting back and forth, birds singing their last song of summer. In just another moment, it would all be silence. Read More
Posts published in “Alone”
Everyone, at one time or another, will find themselves surrounded by an uncontrollable tide, pulling reluctant and tired legs toward yet another uncomfortable, unpredictable future. In these deeply disturbing times, sitting quiet and alone in my thoughts, I’ve internalized the question, “What the hell is going on with me? I don’t understand my thoughts and feelings, unable to explain them to myself, forget trying to describe them to anyone else.” Read More
People who don’t “fit in” want to participate in life, but struggle with the acumen of required interpersonal skill. We don’t see our formative moments as adversity shapes and contradicts our natural responses. Pain must have a voice – I speak for those who identify with its existence and experience.
A great read for those who wish to understand and empathize and extend a gentle embrace of acceptance.… Read More
You are not guilty – you are learning.
You are not a loner – you are refusing to settle.
You are not wired weird – you are thinking for yourself.
It’s okay to be crazy…..everyone else is too.
Except those who aren’t…..and they are already dead.… Read More