Distraction

Today I’d like to do share with you a poem I’ve loved very much since the first time I read it, few days ago. I don’t want to spend any more words explaining it or the meaning it has for me, I just hope it could give you the same peace it gives me every time I read it. Enjoy…   Distraction by Wislawa Szymborska I misbehaved in the cosmos yesterday. I lived around the clock without questions, without surprise. I performed daily tasks as if only that were required. Inhale, exhale, right foot, left, obligations, not a thought beyond getting…

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Of Gratitude and other Emotions – Part 2

Continued from: Of Gratitude and other Emotions – Part 1 Mid-December came and so did my last therapy session. With my little present in my bag, I was waiting for the best moment to pull it out and find the right words to present it to my therapist. I hadn’t managed to “prepare my speech”, since every time I sounded either too mushy or too cold in my rehearsals, so I had given up, trying to count on my generally-very-poor improvisation skills. When we approached the conclusion of the session and I was ready to turn to the chair to…

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Of Gratitude and other Emotions – Part 1

1 year and 6 days after everything began, 371 days after my anxiety had burst sweeping away most of the life I had known until then, it was time to say goodbye. By mid-december it was time for (what I thought it was going to be) my last therapy session. As you may have already read, I got back for some more sessions during the following spring, but at that time, December was the planned time for the ultimate closure of my therapy. As all of the other sessions, and understandably even more than that, the closing experience of such…

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