Some days I feel like the child of Sylvia Plath and Edgar Allan Poe, if they had had one together. I think a bit of “darkness” is all right from time to time — if we only had sunlight it’d be tough to sleep, wouldn’t it? The point is every emotion and state of being is important; it makes us human.
Here’s a silly thing: when I think of feelings of emptiness and nothingness, I think of Emo. And when I think of Emo…I can’t help thinking of those South Park episodes now where they mock these feelings with the Goth and Emo Kids, particularly a hair-flipping kid named Pete, talking about how “life is only pain” and how we’re only taught to believe in happy fairytale endings. It’s hilarious.
There’s also a quote attributed to John Green that also makes me chuckle every time:
Poetry is just so emo…. Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul.
Funny because it can be so true. (What is not funny is having constant feelings of depression, though. One must seek medical help in that case.)
Stay wordy, and alive!
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