Thomas3.20.2010

I Fell into the Vortex

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Sep 5, 2014

I fell into a hole - I know it well.

It even has a name - depression.

I tried not to fall - grasping hold of something, anything, that I know is important

But it all seemed so meaningless....

Finally, I landed and stopped to take a breath 

(what little I have left)

And began the slow process of climbing my way out.

Falling takes hours - climbing takes weeks, even Months.

But I'm grateful that yes, I know my way out.

When I get there, I'll let you know...

I'm not smoking - no sickerettes down here.

Chapter One:

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost...I am hopeless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two:

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I'm in the same place.

But it isn't my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

  

Chapter Three:

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in...it's a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

  

Chapter Four:

  

I walk down the same street.

There is a hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

  

Chapter Five:

I walk down another street.

  

Are you tired of climbing out of that hole yet?

   
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