@540033485@twitter Thank you for this ramble, I was wondering briefly whether I had written this half an hour ago and somehow gotten amnesia so I didn't remember doing so.
Thank you for solving the mystery of the guy with a van who I pass by the Utica Ave 3 stop every night, yelling "Who's ready to go home?!" in a mesmerizing Tom-Waitsy voice.
@revengeofpompom Ha, I was JUST coming down here to talk about Pema Chodron! I'm reading "When Things Fall Apart" right now and just got to the part about how what we hate in others is often what he hate in ourselves, and if we learn to accept everything we see in ourselves, then we can start to have compassion for others as well.
If anything happens to Ask Polly there WILL BE RECKONING.
@Myrtle Thank you-- the emotional support I have gotten from unexpected places has been one of the main things getting me through this, internet strangers among others.
@RobotsNeedLove I love that boulder image! Thank you so much.
@franceschances Thank you so much for sharing that, and I'm sorry for your loss as well. I think I've been a little scared to take breaks in that way because a big part of what I've been dealing with in therapy is anxiety caused by repressing or not letting myself feel my feelings-- so with this, it feels like 'must feel EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME or I will ruin everything!" But you're right, I think putting it aside from time to time can also be important.
Holy crap did I need to read this right now. My ex boyfriend committed suicide a few weeks ago and it turned my entire world upside down. So much of this resonates-- from the way I can only stand to be around people with real depth and substance, to how I feel alternately grateful and miserable and terrified of everyone else dying. Fortunately I have some great people who are there to listen and really understand what I need, including a therapist, but I still find myself putting pressure on myself to move on and be happy and not think about it all the time. It's not just the pressure I get from needing to be at work and living my life as normally as possible, it's just that I don't WANT to feel this anymore. Right now I hate the idea that I'll be living with this grief all my life, so I'm comforted by the idea that it can be a good thing.
@paddlepickle Er, Bitter. I mean, I feel Better because of Polly. But you get the idea.
@thegirlieshow "I Feel Better About All My Exes And I Can't Get Over It"