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lucky

“How did I get so lucky, to find this love?” He was half-asleep, naked except for his chonies again, his hair so messy and beautiful. “Oh, you have ocd and narcolepsy. You were in the bargain bin!” I looked at his smiling mouth and closed eyes. We were laughing. I imagined the bargain bin at… Read More »

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love

Hey, I didn’t blog here yesterday.  I’m coming out of a multiple day health struggle. Feeling much stronger and the Laura-Marie who I want to be–more love, less bewildered anguish. If this is my third good day, three days is the charm, so maybe I’m safe.  Ish. hope I bought from a friend some essential… Read More »

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ableist language

Hey, I have some experience being hurt by ableist language.  My friend and I were talking about it, how she wants to stop using ableist language.  Here are some notions. psychotic I am diagnosed with mental illnesses and disabled by them.  Many times my feelings have been hurt, when people I love say hateful stuff… Read More »

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sky spiders

Hey, how are you?  I’m recovering from Christmas.  How about you?  I made a meme, if something so obvious could be a meme. I have a musician friend who co-created some new music I wanted to share with you.  The band is called Sky Spiders and the Imperceptible Web.  This is a small Christmas album!… Read More »

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we all need love

I love this quote, my favorite quote for a long time, about how we all need love.  I was talking about it with Ming this morning, Christmas morning.  It’s Oscar Wilde. It is when we are wounded by our own hands, or by the hands of others, that love should come to cure us –… Read More »

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if someone needs space

Time moves at different rates for different people.  If someone needs space, give it to them.  People need different things.  Someone could need a rest, to process something, to make a decision, to spend time alone in their own mind.  To nurture their own voice independent of you.  To understand something on a context that… Read More »

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beloved cone

We went for a walk yesterday, and I visited my beloved cone.  It was tipped over, so I righted it with my foot. I felt kinda like a soccer player, which is not how I usually feel.  Extremely grateful my body is good moving around, often, and I have a little energy lately.  Wasn’t always… Read More »

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power

I notice people are often called “mentally ill” to take away their power.  And I see people called “mentally ill” just for having any unwanted behavior. Yeah, I hear voices–I have strong moods, etc.  My mental health is more intense than most, maybe.  But anyone pushed to an extreme or really hurting can have strong… Read More »

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why radical mental health

stress of being social I’ve been thinking lately about stress of being social.  For me, there’s an investment, then hopefully a return.  Especially with radical mental health. Being social is really hard for me and takes so much energy.  But love and connection are what I live for.  So if I can muster the courage… Read More »

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full-time feeler

Yes, I’m a full-time feeler.  It really does take everything.  All my energy and time.   Sometimes I think disabled crazy people such as myself are the designated feelers of the world.  Drugged, ignored, dismissed unless our art becomes wildly popular.  The other people are too busy to feel. I never got desensitized.  I can’t watch… Read More »