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Dark nights

It’s not the weather. Even though it is stormy out. It’s my mood.

It’s one of those nights where my mind races a million miles ahead of me. Focusing on all the things I haven’t done. The words I’d like to say to people even if I never would utter anything close in reality. Things I should have said sooner, or not at all.

I try to stop the train, but once it has left the station everything becomes so overwhelming. It pulls me along, despite my best intentions, to that place at the end of the line where a million more negative thoughts are just waiting on the platform to get on for the return journey.

I try really hard to deal with this responsibly. To apply logic, give myself less or more credit, depending on the circumstances. I try to be rational, but there is nothing rational about this mode of being.

I end up exhausted, trying to talk myself round to a more positive way of thinking. Trying to coax myself to let go. But it is easier said than done.

When I boil it all down, it’s just that I’m afraid. Afraid of not being accepted, of failing. Afraid of being stuck in a moment like this forever.

But hindsight tells me I won’t get stuck here forever. And if 365 days pass, I might not even remember what it was that kept me up all night so afraid.

And that is why I wrote this. To remind not only myself, but anyone else having a dark night, that at the end of every night there comes a sunrise. We just have to hold on, and wait until we see it pierce the gloom.

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kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg

Your cute cat of the day

Blimey! Speechless!

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

What a smart, sweet kitty!

this is the cutest thing ever omg

cats are awesome

brilliances:

puddlejumpingchampion:

lutefisktacoandbeer:

funnywildlife:

cognitivedissonance:

clubpunk:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg

Your cute cat of the day

Blimey! Speechless!

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

What a smart, sweet kitty!

this is the cutest thing ever omg

cats are awesome

(Source: needsmoarcat, via littleanimalgifs)

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Edit History:
08/27/13  Commissions post created. Mood: Slightly terrified.

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