This Thing About The Dark

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Poetry, Prose, Uncategorized
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After getting the old,

You’re a really good writer. It’s just, your stuff is too dark. When are you going to write something happy?

for the millionth time, I decided to address this preoccupation with sadness.

I never had the words to articulate what I was trying to do as an artist, until I ran across an Aldous Huxley interview on YouTube. He was talking about how a person psychologically broken-down is in their most vulnerable state of suggestion and could therefore be more susceptible to having a new paradigm placed into their head.

Wow. Some inception shit.

So this got me thinking about drug addicts.

Stuff like:

How people fall so hard into AA/NA (good or bad).

Addicts that reintegrate back into society are doomed to some type of medical/psychological treatment for the rest of their lives.

The system is failing them. Rehabs and prisons are profiting from their agendas.

They are being given a false paradigm.

I stand at the bottom of this dark pit for a reason.

When my people hit the ground, the first face I want them to see is a friendly one.

Ya/ follow me?

  1. nancylongago says:

    I love your train of thought here.
    It’s actually close to what I thought when I decided to study psychology, having had my own fair share of deep dark and twisty thoughts in adolescence (some of which still haven’t completely disappeared). I thought, those “clean” shrinks and counselors will never get it, not really. I want people, like I was, to have a friendly face to hear them out, like you said.

  2. Nothing wrong with writing about the dark and sounds to me like you are looking up at the Light 🙂

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