Tag: thoughts

The Dumbest Things to Tell a Person with Depression

I’m, so far, a depression survivor. It’s a mixture of depressing and hilarious. I’ve started to collect the weirdest, dumbest and most illogical things people tell me when I mention […]

Toning Down the False Cheer

I went out shooting for a bit today. There’s chronically nothing to shoot around. So I made do with the seasonal enhancements to the village square. I deliberately toned down […]

Zombies’ Night Out

People swarm and swell And form a dumb mass Of bodies to fill the train Their vital signs are sound Except—they are dead And there are too many of them […]

I Am Where I Was Meant to Be

I don’t even know what the title of the post means (but I can’t be bothered figuring out a more meaningful one). What is it, to be where you’re meant to […]

So I Got These Ikea Glasses…

Design IKEA Made in CHINA What the f*ck? Well *shrug* Glass is glass You drop it . It breaks . . Into millions Of shards . . . Except, I […]

Halloween decoration at the polling station

Voting in Election Is Such an Act of Optimism

I’m apolitical. Nay. I’m anti-political. I suspected that my country was holding a parliamentary election one of these days, and my fears were confirmed when I retrieved a set of […]

Some Random Reasons to Stay Alive

To take a break from contemplating suicide, I thought I’d brainstorm some ideas to stay alive instead. That’s my notion of testing the power of positive psychology. I believe I’m […]

Why the Nuthouse Was My Best Holiday Ever

These days it’s the first anniversary of my nuthouse staycation. Despite the bad publicity these institutions suffer, my experience was that of the best holiday I ever had. There are […]

What a Quiet Night Tonight

When it’s so quiet You think You should hear yourself breathing But you hear nothing Have you gone deaf Have you died What’s happening You’re terrified Has it ever happened […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Why I Don’t Watch the News

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. I’m so inspired! I mean, I’m not inspired at all, therefore I asked actually inspired people for inspiration what to write about. This, […]

Americans

It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations […]

Reviewers

Nature fits all her children with something to do, / He who would write and can’t write, can surely review –James Russell Lowell

Advertisements

There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things. –William Dean Howells

Initiative

Initiative comes to thems [sic] that wait. –Anthony Burgess

Place

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in […]

Ageing

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. –Washington Irving

Money

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

Kitsch

Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession. The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass! The second tear says: How nice to be […]