Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hi, y'all...What Psychiatry tends to forget! (Ballastexitenz)

Just wanted to let you know I am removing the "friend" thingy on the side.  It depresses me.  This blog is mostly for me to get my head together, and not to belong.  And those opinions got to go somewhere! I love my friends, and would fight for their happiness any day, just as I would my only  son's or hubands. But for them it would be on steriods.  If you fail at parenting and friendship, it doesn't much matter what you do.  You could be, say, a world renowned expert in Autism and it would mean nothing...

I was blogging for 5 years, and only had 4 friends.  Yet google led to my blog repeatedly.  I am very, very proud to say the most frequent search was:

Ruby Bridges

Well, damn, people....She was a REALLY COOL 5 YEAR OLD WHO CHANGED THE WORLD! But, next to her, my most frequent google search was:
Though much is taken, much abides.
Here, in fact, is the post.  In it I mention the lovely Ballastexistenz:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Though Much Is Taken, Much Abides...

Though much is taken, much abides...from Tennyson's Ulysses is quoted in part, reminiscent of Ballastexistenz's post I quoted yesterday. I hope she will forgive my brazenness, I'm sure it's not "proper netiquette"...

Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

At the time, all I had come across were the words

Though much is taken, much abides

I felt it fit my own "insanity" according to the "science" (is all science subjective?) of Psychiatry, and gave me the grace to love that bit of myself that remained untarnished by the brazen egos of others.

And life goes on...

You may wonder what it is Ballastexistenz said that was so meaningful to me.  She's quite verbose, online...but when she hits the mark, there's little going back on it.

Well, anyhow, here is the previous post I spoke of. 

Saturday, October 07, 2006

What Psychiatry tends to forget....

That’s what psychiatry tends to forget, is however “damaged” a person may be by an experience, there’s a part that the damage cannot touch about them

Thanks, Amanda. Couldn't agree more.


Happy Elf Mom said...

I always thought what you had to say was important, but maybe the truth hurts for some people. Perhaps it's time to put cute fuzzy kittens into your posts on occasion.


usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...

Honey, you make me laugh. Your son makes me laugh (the future king). I'm glad you added the kidding at the end. I can be so literal at times!

Happy Elf Mom said...

Ok, so where are the fuzzy kittens.

KIDDING AGAIIIIN! Pleaase don't do that to me lol. You're fine just the way you are, honest.

Happy Elf Mom said...

PS That "future king" kid is my only undiagnosed boy. OF COURSE HE HAS NO ISSUES OR ODDITIES. (cough)

usethebrainsgodgiveyou said...

Yah, me neither!

Maybe I should write a book, eh?

"Without Issues", the story of the last totally sane person in America. It'd have to be fiction, of course.