I remember when I remember,
I remember when I lost my mind There was something so pleasant about that place...
Oh, I've told so many people that very thing! There is nearly an aural release of psychic poisons when we tell our sanity 'adios'! Our society moves at such a pace which causes us to list our priorities among multitudes instead of a handful and we can't possibly, reasonably meet the needs of people, job, finances, and self any longer. Not in a way that meets them all successfully; not unless we keep our standards in some of those areas low. Usually the kids suffer. My first child suffered, my second child died of SIDS. Fifteen years later I had three more children, two of whom are autistic, the one who isn't is blind in one eye. I decided to be a mom. That meant while I raised them, I failed at everything else. Okay I finished a college degree I started a decade before that, worked part time, let my half blind son live with his dad most of the time (which destroyed a part of me) so that he would get the attention he needed because his autistic brother was screaming and pounding his head on the floor and the walls and I was being turned in to Child Services for abuse of a screaming child once too often. My mother died on my birthday during this time and I couldn't be with her because my youngest daughter's health was fragile and mom was afraid to be around her. None of my family would help, so I called the nearest Mental Health Facility and turned myself in. I was a Counselor who sent people there. I spent Christmas in that place, playing sad songs on the piano. :) I learned we are all CRAZY, in one way or another. Yes YOU! I believe it's normal to be crazy. What does that make everybody else? Hhhmmm...
As Ce-Lo (or Gnarls) goes on to say:
Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Does that make me crazy? Probably
Now I hope that you are having the time of your life But think twice, yeah, that's my only advice
Come on now, who do you, who do you think you are ? Ha ha ha, bless your soul You really think you're in control?