Fiction: Conning Happiness

Conning Happiness I felt like killing myself today. I feel like killing myself pretty often when certain things happen. The easier thing would be to remove those things from my life. To just become divorced from them. But I’m afraid, you see. Because those things – they can sometimes be good. Sometimes. I talk about … Continue reading Fiction: Conning Happiness

Clean Breaks

It’s late. I have a thousand things to do. I don’t really have time to dwell on the past. But that’s the funny thing about being human – we have precious little control over anything at all. Maybe that’s why we try so hard to find or make that control for ourselves.   I enjoy … Continue reading Clean Breaks

Console, Don’t Correct

Comfort, Reactions, Overcorrecting

Imagine that something terrible has happened to someone in your life. Imagine that they’ve been hurt or they’ve had a bad experience. What’s your first reaction? Are you going to make sure they’re alright? Are you going to try and make them feel better and help them get through the experience? Or are you going … Continue reading Console, Don’t Correct

The Comfort of Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom, Positivity, Positive

You’ve hit rock bottom. It seems like nothing else can go wrong and you’re in the middle of living the worst days of your life. It’s an awful place to be in, for sure. But there’s an odd sort of comfort in knowing that you’ve hit the absolute worst parts of life. Because you’re getting … Continue reading The Comfort of Rock Bottom

Reciprocal Love

Reciprocal Love, Relationships, Emotion

Reciprocal love is something I forget about a lot. Love, I understand. I feel it, I write it, I know it. But that’s love as I feel it. It’s personal and it belongs to me. I also understand the love that exists between others. I’ve seen it, imagined it, even envied it during some especially … Continue reading Reciprocal Love