(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Brilliant Mind), who had schizophrenia

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"“The world was hers for the reading.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

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#thestrokes #youonlyliveonce #strokes 

"I’ve read too many books to believe what I am told"

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Country Music: An Online Journal of Poetry Website // ALL THE BIRTHDAY CANDLES  


Excerpt from a birthday poem I wrote once:

"December 10th is Emily Dickinson’s birthday
and also mine. I tell people this
as if it means something. As if sharing a birthday
makes us friends, allies
across time, like two leaves grown on the same tree
just over a century apart, or gate posts
on either side of a field that could be a cemetery
if all the things in it seemed more dead, if their echoes
weren’t so loud…”

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#light #tattoo #braids 
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Help Support Living with OCD: Gregory Sherl's Recovery Fund 


Living with OCD is exhausting. Greg is almost always worn out, yet so many of his days are filled with little more than trying to keep up with laundry and getting himself to the grocery store to buy the things he is always running out of: bottled water, body soap, bar soap, hand soap, dish soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels, Pledge spray, Clorox wipes, boxes and boxes of the individually wrapped Wet Wipes he carries around in his back pocket. If he’s lucky he’ll find enough time and energy to grade his students’ papers or work on his own writing, but that’s only if he trusts the water tonight and doesn’t have to rewash all of his clothes because he didn’t take them out of the dryer right away. More than anything, Greg would like to have friends to invite over for dinner or share a cup of coffee with, but always his anxiety takes over and the thought of anyone being in his apartment, besides myself and his cleaning person, is just too overwhelming. Often his thoughts paralyze him. The bed is dirty (even if the sheets were washed yesterday. Maybe he didn’t wash them well enough). The couch is dirty (even when it’s not). The chair is dirty (even though he hasn’t sat in it for days). He has no choice but to lie down on the hardwood floor and convince himself there’s a reason to keep breathing. His greatest fear is that someday he’ll be a father but too afraid to touch his own child.  

(click the link to read the rest of my letter and see how you can help Greg get his life back)

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#gregorysherl #sherl #theoregontrailistheoregontrail #monogamysongs 
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"Nothing proves that you love someone more than mentioning them in your prayers."

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"I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between."

Sylvia Plath

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#plath #sylvia plath #quotes 

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