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Thursday, 13 June 2019

We Are Strong; Fake Bone Spurs Are Wimpy

I live with PTSD due to causes other than military service. I don't know what it is like to live with PTSD as a military serviceperson. I do know what it is like to live with PTSD as a result of severe abuse.

We are not weak.
We are strong.

Every day, we battle demons that others could not imagine and that would leave most everyone else flat on the floor. And yet each and every day, we choose to continue breathing. We continue to create, to work, to parent, to love our families - by birth and by choice - to lead, to add the richness of our experiences and personalities to this world. Even those of us who don't make it, whose pain is so great that they die from these horrible monsters - our siblings in survival fought it off for so damned long. So damned long. They fought. We all continue to fight. To breathe. To keep giving back.

THAT is the depth of endless bravery.

You know what's wimpy?
Fake bone spurs.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

The Nightmare of Flashbacks

It is chasing me. It is haunting me. Popping up unexpectedly, unwanted.

There is nowhere to run. No hiding place is safe. It is a monster, rising from the night to become a daytime beast.

Key terms: PTSD. Nightmares. Flashbacks.

I am a strong person and do not need pity. I do, however, need some gooey choco-oatmeal cookies and a stereo that plays radio and CD. Especially the latter, though, as it is for my mental health. Love is also cool.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Shadow: Summer 2018 - 08 May 2019

Collapsing into the dust,
Crashing downwards:
Falling, falling, fallen.

A wisp of a breeze lifts dust.

May life rise again from this dust.
May life rise again from this dust.
May life rise again from this dust.


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Legality Is Not a Guide for Morality

Mister Bumface (@misterbumface) writes on Twitter,

"The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Segregation was legal.

"The brave woman who cared for and hide my aunt in an attic in Budapest was a criminal. She broke the law by sheltering  Judeo-Christian.

"Legality is not a guide for morality."