"I can throw the words "I'm fine" out of Eden's garden and into the lone and dreary world where it belongs, and let the words "I can breathe and be happy" remain trapped in their innocence forever." #Lies #Depression #MentalHealth

eden’s lie

I was once asked what was the biggest lie I had ever told. The biggest lie I could ever tell. Was it to my parents about curfew or my child about where babies come from?  Could it have been to a sibling about borrowing something I shouldn’t have?  A scratch in the door of a new car, why a bill …

#hope #shoughton

hope

the problem with hope is that you don’t know it’s false until you’ve hoped too much the problem with hope is that it paints such an amazing picture in your head but it actually turns out to be a bunch of stick figures and scribbles the problem with hope is that we often put it on pedestal making it seem …

When Beasts Stir

            (when foolishly seeking            illusive and mythic beasts) open your hands to catch your breath             (dropping pain from memory) Peel away skins of bitterness and layer on freckled vulnerability. build pyres of looming specters, only to shred them for kindling             (written threats and …