dont give me responsibilities when theres a computer near by
Living with a mental illness is a lot like Pi’s life on the boat with Richard Parker, the tiger.
You’re trapped with it - no one else can protect you from it. You can take precautions, but it doesn’t change the fact that there is a wild animal there, and it wants to hurt you. It wants to eat you, and will devour you without a second thought if you let down your guard. If you stop taking your meds. If you can’t find a good therapist.
When Richard Parker leaves at the end, it reminded me a lot of people who talk about recovering from a mental illness, and doing better. For some of them it can be really upsetting, because you don’t know how to be yourself without that illness. You’ve lived with it so long, that you don’t know how to define yourself without it. Pi is devastated when Richard Parker leaves him, despite the fact that the tiger tried many times to kill him.
“Richard Parker has stayed with me. I’ve never forgotten him. Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart.”
And, like with any invisible illness, when the tiger is gone, and Pi tells his story to the world, no one believes it ever existed.
this whole planet needs a group hug
gif meme: rose tyler + my emotions
i am very proud of you for waking up today. you are very brave. existing can be hard sometimes and that is okay. i am proud of you even if all you did today was exist. i am proud of you for existing.
A vicious cycle.
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
Good. Fucking. Point.
i think watching you all liveblog eurovision is more entertaining then watching it would be
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