Thursday, July 28, 2011


Everyone has talent.  What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.    Erica Jong

It's the dark place that she honored.  It's the dark place that grabbed hold of her and wouldn't let go.  It was a chance she took like so many did before.

The 27 club - Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison.
Literary geniuses -  Hunter  S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace...

Addiction, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Dyslexia, Schizophrenia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy... these are all diseases of the brain.  NONE are a choice.

I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star.  Everyone stops, points up and gasps, "Oh look at that!" Then, whoosh and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again, and they won't be able to forget me - ever.   Jim Morrison

Breath deeply Amy.  You're in good company.  

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Shannon E. Kennedy


Photo by Joan Harrison