Breaking the Silence

I’ve been quiet — OK, silent — for quite a while. There are many reasons, mostly due to health factors, factors that were mental and physical. Though you may run when I tell you, I’ll say that depression is a parasitic dragon which has the power to kill. Yes, kill. Literally. I’m obviously not dead, but I came damned close. A little more than a year ago, the depression became so bad that I stopped eating. A bite of toast one day, a spoon of oatmeal the next. I dropped 130 pounds in seven months and ended up spending 5 weeks in the hospital, three of which I have no memory whatsoever of.

I’ve back on my feet (again, I’m speaking literally) for a couple of months, but only now do I feel strong enough to truly begin my life again. I’m writing again and going places with my family like Rock City in Chattanooga. That’s where the photos are from. Unfortunately, my phone died before we got to the really spectacular spots, like Lover’s Leap.

I know my silence has alienated a lot of folks. I apologize. I’m deeply sorry, but that’s all I can do: apologize and go on. I hope you’ll rejoin me on this journey. I can’t promise to post every day, though that is the eventual plan. Until then, I’ll post as I can, as I have something to say (and in the US, having something to say isn’t difficult at this particular time). I’ll be posting again, with an announcement, shortly. Enjoy the pics of Rock City in Chattanooga!









3 thoughts on “Breaking the Silence

  1. Dearest Susan, you could never alienate anyone who’s felt the touch of your wings. I’m deeply grateful you are here, meaning in this milieu of poetry and hope, your wonderful blog. I hope you’ll just keep getting stronger. Always, Bonita aka Erin


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