Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Chains. May 10, 2010.
"They are not free who drag their chains after them.” – French proverb
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Are you in chains? My bipolar, my medications, and the worries of my life feel like heavy chains weighing me down. Last year, the chains got so heavy and binding I decided I didn't want to live anymore. I look around at other people and I imagine they don’t have chains, and I feel envious.
But perhaps they too have chains, different ones from me; after all, all of our chains are invisible. Perhaps someone else has chains because of a terrible thing they did, or a problem at home, or an illness I can’t see. I guess we all have chains; the difference is in how we carry them, and whether we are able to break them.