So are people.
I know I am.
I don’t really understand how I can be really low, totally depressed or suffering AND really optimistic and hopeful, feeling kinda pretty good.
But I can. Doesn’t make a lick of sense.
Humans are a lot more complicated than I think we give ourselves credit for.
If we feel more than one thing – we *must* be crazy, with multiple personality disorder or something. Did you know they changed the name of that disorder quite a while ago, to “dissociative identity disorder” or DID? I wonder why they change the names of things so freaking often and no one seems to know.
Anywho, we can feel a huge range of emotions at once. We can be more than one thing at a time. I don’t know about anyone else, but that’s been a foreign ideal to me before now.
I get so tired of people telling me that if I were emotionally unstable, I wouldn’t be able to hide it.
Don’t tell me that.
I am a walking act.
All my painful secrets stay inside.
I haven’t known how I could be anything but ‘happy’ and still feel what I feel, hiding it all the while.
I’m optimistic, I’m hopeful.
But that is not all that I am.
Don’t tell me that if I’m bubbly, smiling, or kind, that I can’t possibly be in pain, physically and emotionally. Don’t tell me, when I open up to you, that this isn’t possible.
Why are people so willing to take everyone at face value and so unwilling to believe that there’s ANYTHING, something, beneath the surface???
I thought I was working on all of this stuff but I found I haven’t even made a dent. I guess getting really sick is good. Health failing obviously equals that something is wrong. It just takes a lot of pain to wake me up.
Then again, I am human. I guess human beings have to realize something over and over again until something pings in just the right way that we’ll believe, too.
The holidays ran me over and have been dragging me down lollipop infested roads. So perhaps I’ll have something more to say next month. 😉
On that note, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Try not to eat yourself to death. Or children. Don’t eat children either.