Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 14 - Seasonal Affective Disorder

The therapeutic book says try to separate your thoughts from your emotions. Take your emotion and examine it, describe it, the shape, the color, the image of it. But when I try that, I'm frightened because the image of my emotion is men pulling on a rope. And the rope is attached to me and they are pulling me into the earth. And the men are as implacable as Nazis and as strong as the Hulk. And I am Persephone and November is my time to return to the underground. But the conundrum is that the image haunts me when I am alone but as soon as I say it out loud to Randy, I think it sounds kind of pretty and it makes me laugh and I feel better.

1 comment:

Kim Moldofsky said...

A friend was recently pondering whether November or February was the crueler month in Chicago. For me it's February, hands down. I like your Persephone analogy, though.

Remember how unusually sunny and warm it was on election? I told DH it felt like the clouds had finally parted after 8 years. I was later informed I'm recovering from Republican Elective Disorder.