Rebuttal

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Do you ever have those days where it seems like that one person

has a rebuttal to everything you say?

Does this mean that I am in “know-it-all” mood,

but can’t see it?

Or does this mean there is some kind of power play in place

that I’m not really aware of?

Why does every statement I make have to be met with opposition?

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“I am planning on X”

“Well, in my experience, that never works.”

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“I think the event is at this time.”

“It’s ALWAYS at a different time.”

(P.S. – No it isn’t. I was actually correct on this one

and, a lot of other things actually).

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What am I missing here?

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Also, how do I address it (without getting an even more defensive response) and/or

ignore it/let it go?

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Mixed Emotion

A military friend recently posted a whole string of meme-photos.

Each photo had a civilian-world-photo pasted with a military shot that was somehow related.

Example:

Just because someone doesn’t have scars, doesn’t mean they are not battling.

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The point of the photos seems to be proving how silly and petty these meme-posts are…

And some of them are a little ridiculous.

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But this bothers me –

WAIT! Don’t get me wrong!
I respect service men and women and I believe that there are many veterans and active-duty personnel that fight invisible battles every day that the rest of the world can not see.

But…

That shouldn’t undermine other people’s battles.

I have no idea what being in a the middle of a war-strewn desert is like. True.

But – does that mean that none of my battles or scars are real? No.

Human beings are, by nature, vulnerable. We all bleed and we all get hurt.

Instead of playing down someone else’s struggles, why not support each other?

I may not understand your demons, but I will do my best to understand that you have them. Please respect that I have some too.

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NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO FEEL ALONE
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Choices

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it isn’t good enough           whispers my heart

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THEN WHAT,              screams my head,                         IS?!

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my heart is a dreamer.     an idealist.

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my mind is an old-man underwriter.

                scripter of worst-case-scenario analytics.

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i am seven thousand different voices

                or sometimes four

                                or four million

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and agreement is a precious gem, buried deep.

                                rough, unpolished, and usually lost.

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what i know, looks like an excel sheet.

what i feel, looks like a Bosch painting.

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what I decide…   

                                                                           could change everything.

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unspoken

(I left you…

                        please open original to read)

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I left you
     wrapped in the comforter.
                coffee going cold, by the bed
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it is not what you asked for.
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your simple request,
                I know,
                     is shrouded by the way we think.
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Both of us guilty
                of too many thoughts
                and too few honest descriptors.
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I am sensitive to your fragility
                but even more so,
                                                terrified of mine.

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Insanity

“Insanity – a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.”

(R. D. Laing, according to the internet)

 

The radio DJ mentioned today that Amanda Bynes’s family insists that she has NO mental illnesses.

This seems like a bold statement to me, because, aren’t we ALL a little crazy sometimes?

Where, exactly, does “no mental illness” sit on the spectrum of varied human thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns?

 

I have never met Amanda. Therefore I can not say if she displays true signs of “crazy,” or maybe “media attention.” It could be “misunderstood” or “lies.”

 

Regardless, who is anyone to judge the struggles of others, mental or otherwise?

 

And who gets to be the poster-child for “normal” anyway? Who would even want to be on that poster at all? “Normal” sounds like a boring title to me.