Stranded in civilisation

I think Nick has it spot on when he says:
My advice to any friends of someone who’s recently acquired a disability would be:
The more distant they get, the more they need you. They do value your friendship, but don’t feel worthy of it. This reduction in self-esteem will get progressively worse if left unchecked. Please don’t let it get to the point where your friend values their self so little that they give up on themselves.

Nick Verron

Once again, music has prompted another blog post. It plays a major part in my life, as I’m sure it does in many others’.

I was in a great mood yesterday. I had just done a workout and got the old endorphins flowing strong. I heard a song come on the radio, and without warning, I just started bawling. What just happened? Normally, when a song reminds you of a person, it holds quite specific memories. There is a clear association and you are able to mentally prepare yourself for the inevitable “tidal wave” of emotion.

Except in this case, I couldn’t relate the song to anyone. I didn’t even recognise the song. But it struck a chord in me, conjuring up such strong emotion that I couldn’t breathe, sadness enveloping me. It was so painful, it was like all my breakups rolled into one!

Last night I began…

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3 thoughts on “Stranded in civilisation

  1. Oh, the magic of music. An old song recently came on the radio and transported me right back to the room, the moment, the feelings of being in the best-worst romance of my life, loving it but knowing it was doomed.



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