Saturday, March 5, 2011


"I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." ~ Barbra Streisand

The feelings are raw and intense. They always have been. While wine connoisseurs are born with a heightened palate and musicians with astute hearing, neurotics are born with extrasensory emotional sensitivities that can leave us disabled if we neglect or disown this very real part of ourselves.

Embrace it. The good, bad and ugly of it. Embrace the privileges it gives us. Acknowledge the bad for what it is, a severe allergic reaction to our environment; and when the ugly rears its face, respect its power and get help. Call a hot-line. Join an on-line support group. See your doctor. Take a few days to rest and get well. If at all possible surround yourself with trusted loved ones and if this isn't possible, then try to get out to a coffee shop or a park.

I'm finally learning to love all my endearing quirks rather than trying to keep them locked away in a closet while my soul slowly starts losing it's life line and depression is the only friend that sticks around.

No. It's much easier, just being me.

Was and will be,
Fitful emotions.
Neglect cripples a soul,
Embrace blessed privileges.
Environ allergies realized,
Patience and time dispel sinister spasms.

1 comment:

  1. I love what you have written here. We do have love or at least like ourselves, but sometimes - for some of us - its impossible.