Month: August 2015

I’ve Been Through the Darkness

I’ve been through the darkness, More times than I can recall. It follows me, you see, Wherever I seem to roam. It is my constant companion, A most intimate of friends, Where all else fails, it seems to know no end. I have been away from my blog for over a month now. I know that is quite some time. I cannot say exactly why I took this time away. I won’t pretend to have a profound reason for my actions. The best I can come up with is that I simply did what I needed to do. I’ll be honest, trying to maintain a message of hope or of optimism is… well… exhausting. It takes pushing one’s emotional and mental faculties to the brink. It takes a conscious and deliberate effort to spin the hopeless into the hopeful, the bleak into an opportunity, the defeated into a strategy for victory. I’ll admit, I am not always good at it. In fact, if we are being honest with one another, its not exactly one of …