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December 27, 2008
Are diseases of the mind curable? She isn’t well, they say. She’s ill, they say. As if that explains the grave digging, the overdose, the clothes on fire. Illness can be contagious. What if these things erode on one’s wellness like limestone and clay worn out over time. Every day is a new reality, a grapple for balance, a struggle of the imagination to pretend there is sanity to be found somewhere. Amongst the dirty dishes that need to be washed, the report that needs to be written, the laundry that needs to be sorted. Soon it will our turn.