First off, I want to apologize for the precipitous drop in postings as of late, and for my embarrassing lack of response to your very nice comments. With my fraying mental condition leaving me feeling overwhelmed all the time, it’s been increasingly difficult for me to gather my thoughts into any kind of coherent statement at all – and this damned PC seems determined to squelch what little voice I do manage to find before I can even get anything out.
But the world goes on whether I have anything to say about it or not, and I remain determined to have some say about what it all means to me. Hence the title of this post, “No Bounce, No Play.” I borrowed it from the last Stephen King novel I ever bought, Dreamcatcher, and it loosely referred to a warning that a certain area was not intended for children to play in, but to my twisted mind means that you have to participate to consider yourself a player in the game.
Now anyone who’s read this blog before should know that this post is more about the metaphors drawn by my mind’s eye than it is about a really disturbing horror movie. You see, there’s another little “catch phrase” from the story that’s been playing over and over in my head as well: SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day), which could have easily been this post’s title also.
The “No Bounce, No Play” reference may be a bit vague to most people, but the meaning behind “Same Shit, Different Day” should be clear to anyone. And, to me, the two in combination have come to represent my endless struggle to put voice to my growing unease over the inexorable “piling up” of day-to-day depressants from the world at large.
Which, strangely enough, brings me to all those Occupy Wall Street people. I can’t honestly say that I see a real link between that movement and my own attempts to express myself, but I am certain that we’re all trying to remind the world of just what time it is…
I’m sorry if this post seemed a little rushed and incomplete. I fell lucky to have posted it at all, considering this damned thing froze up on my SEVEN TIMES while I was putting it together! 😳
I want ice water.
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