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June 2nd, 2013, 10:01 pm

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//end 6/2/2013 postings//

Panicked Andrea is panicked.

Despite the terrible art, I like the structure of 4 the best. One word, infinite meaning.

Think Annie finally gets the message from the Bernts? She better! I think she really hurt Julie's feelings. Again.
Lexi did say it before, Annie responds well to blunt.

Interesting point, actually. Going from very limited social interaction to suddenly having not only friends, but several sets of friends, and more parental figures? Tony wouldn't have developed the social skills to deal with things. And definitely not the emotional skills. This is not an easy process, even if she was totally 'normal'. I know when I moved from rural Alberta to the city, I was very out of place. I'm curious if anyone else suffered the kind of social shock like this?

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Welp, that's it for Sunday! I finished *exactly* by the end of my shift today. I was working for someone else and it was super slow, so I got 5 colour pages done. Yay me! And I feel.. less insane than usual. So I am going to go home, eat bread, and motorcycle to the seawall and go for a walk. Hopefully tire myself out enough that I don't have to yell at myself to fall asleep tonight!
Shalom!
(I'm not Jewish. But I like the word. I'm not faithful or religious at all. Not a long story. But I respect yours, if you respect mine.)

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September 26th, 2013, 2:59 am

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This is so beautiful,
I wish I could have had a similar situation when I was coming to terms with who I am, instead of being all alone

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September 26th, 2013, 3:09 am

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@A: I wish I could have too. But the more I let myself out of hiding, the more I found that I wasn't alone. I never was, I just didn't know it.
The hurt of being away from people you love for such reasons is so hard to deal with, we forget sometimes that we are not as alone as we might think.

I do my best now to make sure that everyone I meet, everyone I care about, everyone I love knows that they never have to feel alone again. Even if I have never met them in person and never will, that doesn't make it any less real to me.

If we reach out to each other, then everyone else we meet will have a net of people to fall into when they feel most like falling down.

I still find myself in those dark places sometimes myself. It only lasts until I think about those who I still have left. Those who love me for who I am, not who I was, or never was. I hope that you no longer feel alone any more.

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September 26th, 2013, 3:17 am

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While Annie and I share almost no life experiences, her story resonates with me so much. Thank you for writing this.

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September 26th, 2013, 12:05 pm

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@Guest: And thank you for joining us on Annie's journey through life. I write so that people will know that there is always hope, that even if life can be hard, there is a happy ending.

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September 27th, 2013, 2:54 am

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> I hope that you no longer feel alone any more.

I don't, not nearly as much anyway. I now live with my girlfriend and I have some friends,
but I guess I still have issues reaching out, I imagine my friends have better things to do than hang out with me, and I often feel out of place in social situations.

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September 27th, 2013, 5:41 am

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@A: I can't believe I wrote that sentence. That's what I get for taking Serequol and trying to make cohesive thoughts!
Nonetheless, I meant it.

Considering that I never imagined myself being me, bring happy, and having anyone at all, it is a resounding miracle that I have so much. From the sounds of it, you might have been in the same mindset before as well. But instead, you have someone to hold, a smile, and people who put up with your shinanigans :)

If that isn't reason to walk out into the sun tomorrow and feel warm, I don't know what is.

Focus on what is good - let others carry the weight for a while. It'll be waiting if you absolutely insist on going back to it. Hope is what I write, and hope is what do many of you write back.

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