Mental Health

Midweek Silence

January 22, 2014
Midweek Silence - Sweet and Savoring

Seen in Carrboro, NC

It’s Wednesday evening, and I’d love to write a thoughtful, well-written post, but I just don’t have any words right now. I’m sleepy and frustrated with myself and generally feeling quite blah.

So for now I will savor things like coffee doctored with coconut oil and maple syrup, lying outside on my back with a little boy as we have a conversation with the tree we’re under, and the golden light as it fades through the trees in the late afternoon.

Also, you should do yourself a favor and read Stop Overemphasizing Your Weaknesses and Other Lessons. Erika consistently hits it out of the park with documenting her personal growth and practicing authenticity, and my goodness does she say it all so well. This is the kind of stuff I wish I was writing lately, when I find myself so full of incoherence.

Midweek Silence - Sweet and Savoring

Brookyln Street Art post, a preview. I LOVE this stuff.

In reference to the MLK quote above, do you think we’re all connected? Do you believe that everyone is an entity unto themselves? Where do our thoughts and feelings end and those of the people we’re closest to begin? I’d love to hear your ideas on this, if you’re open to sharing.



We’re all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, what we take away– our stories. I guess that’s what I love about books– they are thin strands of humanity that tether us to one another for a small bit of time, that make us feel less alone or even more comfortable with our aloneness, if need be.      –Libba Bray


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  • Tamara January 22, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I guess I think we are all connected. It’s hard to explain why but it’s like the quote says about what we reveal, share and take away. Our actions have huge impacts on the world around us.

    • Christy January 22, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Most of the time, I believe we’re all connected, too. But it’s tough to think that way when I detach and keep to myself too often. Thanks for your input, Tamara.

  • Deb January 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Yes! I believe we are all interrelated ( even those not in family relationships! )
    I’ve always been deeply touched by Dr. King’s writings and his great wisdom he so boldly shared. Perhaps we might compare him to prophets who told of Jesus or Yahweh, or whomever one accepts as their personal “higher power.”
    Your writings, Christy, help me to feel more connected to you, and for this and the caring, courageous person you are, I am most grateful. You have many strengths, including writing, keep sharing. xoxo

    • Christy January 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Aw, Mom <3 I hope you're having an amazing time with your sisters! Post some pictures!

  • The Dose of Reality January 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I *love* that quotation and I totally agree with it. I think we’re all connected. I think the things we do and say have an impact on others, many times in ways we never detect. Thanks for the post recommendation. I’m going to go read it right now! –Lisa

    • Christy January 23, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Glad you like it- I’ve been collecting quotes in some form since I was 18 and it’s hard to write a blog post now without including one 🙂 You’re right- we can’t possibly know all the ways in which our actions (moods, words, etc) have an effect on those around us.

  • Shana Norris January 23, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I tend to think we’re all connected. Or – at the very least – that we NEED to be connected. That it’s the best way to live this life. Even though, like you, I sometimes shy away from connecting. Isolating myself never does me any good. Of course, that doesn’t stop me from doing it.

    Off to read the article you linked to …
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    • Christy January 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Yes! Thanks for contributing to this conversation, Shana- we do all need to feel connected, or else what are we here for?

  • Tara Newman January 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Christy – didn’t realize we had a few networks in common. I am also a NE Blogger! I was not expecting to find this deep of a post at 7 pm on a Thursday night but I will take your challenge…We are all connected for sure. The closer we are in proximity seems to determine how permeable the connection is.

    PS. I love Brooklyn Art! My sister lives in the Greenpoint/Willamsburg area.

    • Christy January 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Hey, Tara- thanks for coming on over and taking up my challenging questions! I love hearing everyone’s opinions on how connected we are. Perhaps I might need to explore this topic further!
      Look for Brooklyn Street Art post on Tuesday! The pic above was from Bushwick.

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables January 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I hope you’re able to shake off the blah! I know that can be hard. Isn’t it nice to find other posts that say the things you can’t put together? I love it when that happens 🙂

    • Christy January 24, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Exactly, Liz- that’s one of the reasons I love blogging so much. When I can’t find the words, someone else has usually put them out there. Thanks for coming by!

  • Michelle January 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I think we need to be connected to live a fulfilled life. In the end, isn’t it about the memories and the relationships? “Things” really don’t matter.
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    • Christy January 29, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Yes! The memories and relationships are it, that’s where we’re all hoping we’ve meant something when we look back on our lives.
      (Though right now, I’d say things like blankets matter a lot to me! Ha!)

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