Depression and anxiety do not discriminate. They do not have certain criteria for those upon which they form their parasitic bond. They aren’t divine beings who look at a crowd and say, “I choose that one!” In the words of Dexter, they are “dark passengers” along for the ride, ingrained in a person’s bits and pieces, creeping along in the nooks and crannies for a time unknown.
I’m one of the rare people who can’t really listen to music when I’m feeling something negative. That is, until I discovered 311. For some reason, I can listen to their music regardless of the mood I’m in. It was a great surprise for me. Rock. Reggae. Hip hip. Funk. No way to go wrong there. My favorite of their albums is Uplifter, but their newest album, Voyager, might have actually overtaken for my favorite.
I swear, it won’t just be angsty poetry. I’m hopping back into book reviews soon and will be reviewing in other avenues, as well. We’ll see where the whims take us. Suggestions always welcome, books and otherwise.
Bigger update coming eventually.
I scribble across the page,
An unworthy opponent to my pen,
As words scratch by,
One after another,
Until I tear the paper apart
And stare at another blank one,
The words screaming to get out,
But my pen silent once more.
Closed eyes with softish breath,
But still no Zzzz’s.
A person can force being awake,
a breath, love, living,
But sleep just can’t be coerced.
Once the mind latches on
To that single blip of thought,
Any hope of a restful slumber
Chuckles gently and finds something better to do.
A little free not-so-great write… but words are few and far between.
In a world that’s constantly cycling between day and night, we’re stuck somewhere in the midst of the altercation, lost without control over what happens when unless you have your head on right. Screw it on tight before it screws you.
Also, 5 months without Facebook has been a welcome journey. It’s incredible how wrapped up in social media we become and how perfectly and intricately painted our lives are on a screen.
Close your eyes…
Count to three…