Depression- Fifteen Minutes and The Crumple Zone by benpobjie

One of my favorite writers today posted this heartfelt and brutal post. I also wrote a piece called ‘Fifteen Minutes’ several years ago about how I experienced depression. —————————————————————— 15 MINUTES The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next Mignon McLaughlin —————————————————- “Jules – it’s Annie” […]

SMILES and BLACK HOLES

(C) Julie Boyd The day will happen whether or not you get up John Ciardi —————————————————- Smile and the world smiles with you. It’s true. Little experiments on the beach and in the street indicate that 8 out of 10 people will smile back, and possibly even stop for a quick chat. If you make […]

15 MINUTES

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next Mignon McLaughlin —————————————————- “Jules – it’s Annie” My friend Jenny sounded distraught. I’ve heard her sound distressed, dispossessed, ecstatic, almost every other emotion imaginable. But distraught, no. “What’s happened?” Her beloved older sister had died. Unexpectedly. Sadly. Alone. […]

ALL BY MYSELF

(C) Julie Boyd 2010 The man didn’t have an old face. His hair wasn’t grey but his eyes were as desolate as the Dead Sea. He was sitting alone on a park bench outside the local village shop, staring straight ahead. Directly in front of him, the sun bounced cheerfully from the rolling white tops […]