Sunday, September 30, 2012

I am not sad HR awoke each morning with the desire to do right...hmm... be a good and meaningful simple as it sounded and as impossible as it actually was..hmm...happy.

And during the course of each day her heart would descend from her chest into her stomach.

By early afternoon she was overcome by the feeling that nothing was right...or nothing was right for her...and by the desire to be alone.

By evening she was fulfilled:

hmm...alone in the magnitude of her grief...alone in her aimless guilt...alone even in her loneliness.

I am not sad...she would repeat to herself over and over....I am not sad.

As if she might one day convince herself. Or fool herself.

Or convince others--the only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad.

I am not sad...hmm....I am not sad.

Because her life had unlimited potential for happiness...insofar as it was an empty white room.

She would fall asleep with her heart at the foot of her some domesticated animal that was no part of her at all.

And each morning she would wake with it again in the cupboard of her rib cage...having become a little heavier...
a little weaker...
but still pumping.

And by the mid afternoon she was again overcome with the desire to be somewhere else..hmm...someone else....someone else somewhere else. I am not sad.


  1. Asalamu alaikum,

    JazakAllah khair for sharing I am not sad interesting read. Anyways Second Day - 9th Zul Hijjah is my latest bloglet have a read and share with those going for Hajj inshAllah.

    Take Care.

  2. I liked this for some reason unrelated, good write up

  3. I'm not sad....nod sad...
    Indeed post!!

    Do come at my world sometime...

  4. Thinking,

    Touches the heart to know her plight.

    Take care

  5. I'm sad that you still think you are not sad!

    They say that there are 3 stages of grief

    I'm sad that you are still in stage 1 because it is where we lie and fool to ourselves.

    I wish you start accepting that you are sad, either accept/reject the loneliness, find the cause, find the cure. Re-Integrate and get back on the feet and get going with head held high and with a joyful heart.

    Don't say that you are not sad but say you'll be happy! :)