Depression Is.

July 9, 2015

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Depression is finding your favorite ice cream is like cardboard on your tongue.  It is hugging people you love and recoiling from their touch.  It is painting a field of wildflowers only to realize you only used the color white.  It is reading the same page of a book twelve times.  It is listening to […]

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Missing.

October 20, 2014

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Today I saw my face on a missing person flyer. I stopped the rapid scrolling with my thumb and rolled back. No, she is not me, but she could be. She could be me. We share defining characteristics: height, weight, age, hair & eye color. The shape of her mouth as she smiles mirrors my […]

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I Never Write Anymore.

October 13, 2014

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I never write anymore. I don’t feel the vibrations in my bones or the shudder in my breath. My fingers ache from gripping but not from letting go. I never write anymore.

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Precipitation.

January 4, 2013

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The wheels beneath my car did not make a sound other than the whoosh of water beneath the rubber as the little coupe hugged around the corner of the gym. As the street came into view, overhead lamps lit up the precipitation falling overhead, the fat wet clumps of snow falling slower than the rain […]

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Bombs.

January 3, 2013

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Songs like time capsules, but more often time bombs, ticking quietly away until they explode, pelting unsuspecting passersby with emotional shrapnel that leaves those afflicted fighting uncounted emotions as they blink away brief flashes of memory that fly past like a rapid-fire slideshow: A soft turquoise zip-up sweatshirt with stretched out cuffs. Songs written messily […]

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Raptured.

March 26, 2012

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**This post was originally written on May 20, 2011** On a beautiful day in spring, it is hard to remember any valid reasons for being anything but joyful. I know that I struggle with feeling “blah” during the days, weeks, MONTHS of rain and gray that stretch on and on during the Fall, Winter and […]

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Contextualizing.

March 26, 2012

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There are so many terms to describe your relationship status now. “Single.” “In a relationship.” “Engaged.” “Married.” “It’s complicated.” “In an open relationship.” “Widowed.” “Separated.” “Divorced.” “In a civil union.” “In a domestic partnership.” And these are just the selections you have on facebook. These terms don’t begin to crack the tip of the iceberg […]

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