Friday, February 17, 2006

Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings - Truckin'

Write it off. Make your mistake, take the consequences. You will have learned from it and grown a little. There is nothing so serious, so horrible, so unbearable that would justify taking your life. And today while you're thinking clearly, know that one day these thoughts may come and you might deem them worthy. Get ready for the fight. Fight with every ounce, every breath. Give yourself one more tomorrow.
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17 Comments:

Blogger an old friend said...

helen -

...just wanted to drop by and see how you were doing, hope all is well.

i plan on sending those CDRs to you this weekend, sorry for the brief delay - things are really hectic here @ the studios...i'll send them asap-

peace,

ben

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Helen, what, I have to ask,inspired this post?
You know that this issue is THE issue of my life.

Hope your heart is singing happy songs!

Love and light to get you through the night,

Robin

3:12 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I lost a cousin to suicide 14 years ago. We spent alot of time together growing up, but were not terribly close when he took his life. I always thought he was strong, but he had a very rough childhood and it just caught up with him eventually. I hope to never have to lose anyone in my life like that again. It may end the pain that person feels, but the pain never ends with those they left behind.

I'm listening to the 2/18/71 show tonight. Ironically, as I started to leave my comment, Truckin' comes on. Didn't plan that at all. Hmmm. Peace.

9:17 PM  
Blogger '*\~>Chris?<~/*' said...

Sorry I haven't been by in a while, been very busy with work but I finally have a weekend off. This is a great post! The words and picture really grabbed by attention. I just wanted you to know I stopped by. Got some new poems up.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

caution: don't stop on the tracks.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your advice is dead on. Although I often make puns, this is no pun on "dead" nor "Grateful Dead." (No one will be "grateful" that you're dead. That unbearable pain of the moment that lingers and lasts, CAN go away with help. It CAN be temporary. Death, however, is PERMANENT.

I've helped people through that fight and faced it myself, never dreaming that it could happen to me, but it sure as sh*t did. "FIGHT WITH EVERY OUNCE" is so right. Many of us, especially if female, sequester ourselves in a bathroom. TAPE A PHOTO OF PEOPLE YOU LOVE: PEOPLE YOU KNOW WILL ACHE WITH ALL THEIR BEING IF YOU DIE BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE YOUR MISERY DRIPPING IN TEARS, YOU WILL SEE THEM AND KNOW THEY LOVE AND NEED YOU AND YOU *MUST* FIGHT AND YOU MUST STAY.fOR A LONG TIME AFTERWARDS WHEN I WAS OK, i KEPT THOSE PHOTOS OF MY CHILDREN TAPED TO MY BATHROOM MIRROR, SO I WOULDN'T OVERDOSE THEN. tHE DEPTHS OF MISERY ARE SELFISH, SELF-CENTERED AGONY. tHE PHOTOS OF MY YOUNG CHILDREN REMINDED ME THEY NEEDED ME TO THINK OF THEM, NOT MYSELF. I PICKED UP THE PHONE AND CALLED FOR HELP, NO MATTER HOW EMBARRASSED THAT I HAD, AT OTHER TIMES, BEEN THE ONE WHO OTHERS HAD CALLED FOR HELP.IF MY WORDS HELP ONE PERSON, THAT I'LL BE "GRATEFUL". FOR. HELEN, PROFOUND POST.
HUGS ALL AROUND YOU

4:23 PM  
Blogger Shrinking Wop said...

I don't post many comments. But I just had to say what an amazing way you have with words. Not just in this post but whenever you write. You have a great style.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

I hope this post wasn't inspired by someone in particular's situation right now. That's scary. But your wordds are inspirational.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

hello Helen. Once I tried to give up on life but if i succumbed to it then I shouldnt manage to meet nice and beautiful people now. It made me stronger and more mature as well.

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

100% agree with Tony and everyone else.

I have that same motto about taking responsibility because it's life and the roads that it take you on may not be smooth all the time nor bumpy.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Rose DesRochers said...

Just remember that no matter how bad you think life is, someones life is worse off than yours. You have a talent with exspressing yourself.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manzkee said...

Sounds scary, but, don't give up. Rise and shine. Tomorrow could be better!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous stranger said...

as always, you say things so perfectly. i think we all, at some time in our lives, have these kinds of thoughts - and seriously consider them, too. but you're right, there's nothing that's worth it. no pain that cannot be endured for the sake of the happiness that comes behind, and nothing in the world is worth putting your loved ones through that.

still love ya hon, take care.

2:43 AM  
Blogger jane said...

After being desperately suicidal before, your words ring so true. There are 2 things I've learned from my experiences:
1 ~ Things do get better.
2 ~ There is nothing under the sun that is so bad that nobody else has done it before.

Facing the truth, fessing up, facing your demons is so damn liberating. Sometimes when I'm depressed, I just do 2 things: breath and drink water. Somehow I make it thru to the next day.

Thanks for writing this Helen

4:12 PM  
Blogger karma said...

tomorrow is a great inspiration for carrying on

8:30 PM  
Anonymous OldGuy said...

Having had some experince with the devastation left behind by someone who commits suicide I certainly don't agree with it. On the other hand I understand (sort of) the deep emotional pain someone who does it must be in. Quite a heavy topic.

Thanks for coming by the Tree house, I hope to see you again soon.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Better Than Me? said...

Just dropped by your blog, I like the artwork!

3:25 PM  

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