Reentry

6 years ago with 6 comments
The weirdest part of the Journey Into Manhood weekend was the week after it was over. After three days surrounded by men who understood me, supported me, had been where I had been and further, were free with hugs, and didn’t look at me funny after they had seen me all curled up and sobby, mainly because they had just got done being all curled up and sobby — I faced the problem of ...

Maintenance

6 years ago with 17 comments
On my 17th visit to my therapist, marking nearly a year with her, she asks me, What do you think has changed? I could truthfully answer: No longer frantic and empty Like a cat Tied to a stick That’s driven into Frozen winter sh★t1 But I don’t listen to Radiohead very often anymore, and that’s part of the point. The question doesn’t really have to do with the ways ...