"i realized something this weekend. my family is competitive and not in a good way. looking back, i should have seen the signs. my therapist told me she thought the conclusion was obvious yet until i had the thought this weekend, i couldn’t see the behaviour for what it was."
"it was only a joke to lighten the moment,
a thought i shared
to break the tension
that backfired into a passion i was unprepared to deal with,
leading to a risk i didn’t want to take."
"it’s been two years since i first started this round of medication and it’s the eighth or ninth time that i’ve been on anti-depressants since i was twenty."
"we had a power outage a few weeks ago that lasted for eight hours. fortunately, the weather was fine – if you must have a protracted loss of power, i recommend early october...i remember thinking how quiet it was and how peaceful. the lack of sound was pure bliss. i didn’t even know it was something i needed until i came across it."