Here is this week’s list of blog posts, essays, short stories, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Not Talking To Toxic Parents via Gaby_Moss. My parents have always been wonderful to their kids. The lessons in this post apply to all kinds of relationships, though, which is why I’m sharing it with you today. Some relationships only work if you sharply limit your interactions with the other person. Sometimes they can’t be made to work at all. The sooner everyone realizes this, the better off we will all be.
Hidden in a Suitcase. Advanced warning: this isn’t a cheerful essay. It’s about addiction, incarceration, grief, and loss. It’s also about discovering who you really are, though, which is a big part of the reason why I enjoyed it so much.
All Weather Friend. You’ve heard of a fair weather friend, right? This is the exact opposite of that.
Honesty Is The Best Policy But Insanity is The Best Defence via CrazyTrain17. Sometimes this kind of tongue-in-cheek approach to life is the best way to approach things.
Just Men via Johncoyote. Wow, this was powerful stuff.
From Waking Awake:
It turned the body’s eyes to examine Enri, who sat very still in his cell. Enri knew, Sadie could see at once. She had never told him—she never told any of the children, because she was their caregiver and there was nothing of care in the truth—but Enri had always been more intuitive than most.
What have you been reading?