Well then… June is upon us finally. I have spent the month of May contemplating and learning about mental illnesses and how people in society today treat one another, while being a recluse and listening to sad music. Enjoying the peace and quiet of my room with the door that looks out to my porch and backyard. Relaxing to the pounding rain storms, smoking cigarettes and trying to remember or figure out who I am in there.
I’ve made a playlist I urge you to click ‘play all’ and zone out as you peruse this issue.. The first song is dedicated to my awesome sister and her husband who just gave birth to the cutest baby I’ve ever seen!
The second song is dedicated to the Seattle Shooter who used to go to punk shows with a lot of my friends at the Lake Union Pub back in the day. Most that knew him said he was a cool kid back then- nice, fun etc.
Why do we abandon the mentally ill in our society? Why do we allow our fellow humans to rot inside their own heads without receiving treatment or having anyone in their lives who has a clue enough to try to find out WHY someone is acting rude or being a creep? Or killing themselves and other people for christ’s sake?? Why do we go straight to blame and hatred and judgment? I am happy that my mind is settled enough to get me through day to day dramas and humans mistreating each other and everything around them, but I sure am no shining example of “normal”, that’s for sure. We all just need a little more understanding of things we are not personally experiencing. It’s called empathy.
I crave to meet amazing people who thrive and give a damn about stuff! I cherish and cry tears of joy when I’m around people who are positive and heartfelt and confident.
Enough of all that- I firmly believe it’s time to try to put ourelves in other peoples’ shoes more often and be accountable for things we do wrong. Tell the truth and love yourself and each other. As my soul sister Ronia said the other day- “Enjoy yourselves… it’s later than you think.”
Happy summer! I’ll be on my various 2-wheeled modes of transportation off on many solo adventures. Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. I like hanging out with myself. I do cool shit :)