Coma

posted April 8th, 2013, 2:04 am


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February 21st, 2013, 9:06 am

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Um.. yeah.

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April 12th, 2013, 5:02 pm

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As I see it, there is a nice cross-reference that I want to point out between installment #150 " Freedom of the Stars ", and this installment, #152 " Coma ".

In #150, Tony's male-dominated, confused, tortured mind is directing Tony to commit suicide. Yet in panel 6, Tony is very calm and serene. Why ? It IS NOT because of what Tony's mind is doing to Tony. Something else is attempting to calm and redirect Tony's misguided plans. In many people, but especially transgender people, there is a Spirit that is deeply embedded in and a part of their heart and soul. Often perceived as feminine, this Spirit can have an influence over the thought processes and direction of the mind. In the Bible, this Spirit is called the " Quiet and Mild Spirit ". I prefer calling it the " Little Girl Spirit ". It is the child-like, carefree, and joyful spirit that is so often manifested in young children, before they become adults and bury that spirit under the pretense of being an 'adult' . It's the Little Girl Spirit that is keeping Tony calm in the face of Tony's raging, violent mind's suicide plans and directions.

In #152, we again see Tony's Little Girl Spirit confronting and reasoning with Tony's still confused mind. Tony's Little Girl Spirit is the one who is talking to the mind and saying---
" You can't die yet, Tony, because we deserve to live "
" You are not evil, Tony "
" Let's open our eyes together "

Since Tony's male-dominated mind was unsuccessful in killing off the body, mind, heart, and soul, it will be interesting to see what will happen, or how Tony's Little Girl Spirit will react to what Tony does in the future.

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December 23rd, 2016, 5:13 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I was where Tony is now. I attempted suicide as I could not bear being who and what I was, a Transgender person. I survived the experience buy having a long talk with a Spirit inside of myself while we sat on the banks of the river Styx. A place only I could be and what looked from the outside like I was catatonic. This conversation lasted several days and I later learned is called "The Long Dark Night of the Soul" in some religious traditions. I am glad to say that more than 20 years later, not only did I emerge a more beautiful and healthy person but that for the first time in years I was no longer angry. That in itself has made the last 20 years more wonderful to live in.

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December 31st, 2016, 12:26 am

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@Lessa: Letting go of the anger has been almost as important as transitioning for me. Being ok with my body was important, but being ok with how I treated others was equally hard.

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April 27th, 2017, 4:23 pm

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I suspected that this was coming

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April 27th, 2017, 5:24 pm

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@Atelier: The scary thing is, my parents thought the story ended on the previous page.

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