Thoughts and random ideas that are more journalistic and op-ed than initially intended. The exposition of my heart, soul and guts is found on my poetry blog.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.Martin Niemoller
(via iamnotyourexcuse) an old one and a good one, especially in this day and age when we give up our freedoms so easily, as long as they throw in a few key words like “security” or “terrorist” threat and the argument that “if you are not guilty then why should you object” has become acceptable”
if you struggle with depression, you wake up every day thinking that today will be different…you will be positive, you will be open, you will find the joy in the small things, you will not lie down on the couch for ten hours when the work day is done, you will not explode with rage…
the unexpected is a killer for depressed people - side note, we need a new name since “depressed” conjures up a vision of unimaginable sadness and a sea of used tissue surrounding a collapsed form incapacitated by weeping…some days i think i woul welcome the tears since the truth about depression, at least for me, is that it is akin to nothingness; it is inertia and futility with a quick leap into rage at the slightest setback, …
i do not roll with the punches, i have lost my ability to believe in que sera sera…if things don’t go according to plan there is a strong possibility that i will lose it, at least on an internal level…i have, however,maintained enough self control and awareness to recognize that stomping around the shopping mall and screaming and kicking over the garbage cans because the cell phone tech made a mistake while upgrading my phone and cut off my service is likely to get me not sympathy but jail time…
it is a tiring way to live…
Stephen King (via story-dj)