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Friday, 27 June 2014

word of the week

A very straightforward word for this week :
Reality

Oh yes.

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reality (rɪˈælɪtɪ)
npl -ties
1. the state of things as they are or appear to be, rather than as one might wish them to be
2. something that is real
3. the state of being real
4. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. that which exists, independent of human awareness
b. the totality of facts as they are independent of human awareness of them. See also conceptualism Compare appearance6
5. in reality actually; in fact

(sourced here)

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I've been running a kind of audit in my mind, and trying to recognise how sqewed my thinking can get.  The problem being, of course, that at the time it seems perfectly rational.  I know that this is the aspect that worries Mr Manley the most when he notices I'm sliding in to depression - the cold calm but ultimately flawed logic that he and the kids would be better off without me.  Sometimes I can barely speak, other times I can articulate the thought process that proves, beyond any doubt, just how useless I am.  When I'm well I can see it, but I seem to lose all insight as soon as I begin to sink.

But at the moment I'm in the same world as the rest of you (well, most of you) and I'm trying to find a way to stay here.

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The Reading Residence

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12 comments:

  1. Just saying Hi and sending a hug :)

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    1. Hi Stephanie
      *waves* - thank you :)
      L

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  2. I do hope you can stay here, and that the sliding stops very soon. Turn to Mr Manley and keep hold of that reality x Take care, and thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn, for hosting, for commenting, and for supporting too. You're right about Mr Manley - it sounds like a cliché, but hanging on tight to him does help keep me in the right place.
      Thank you, and take care
      L x

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  3. Yes, I'm with Jocelyn. Do stay. I'm sure Mr. Manley will love for you to stay too. If you need friends, blogosphere is here for you! :) xx

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    1. Thank you :)
      Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated
      L

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  4. Sending a huge big hug your way. We are here if you need a chat xox #wotw

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    1. Thank you - it helps to know so many kind people have taken a moment and leave such positive and caring comments!
      :)
      L

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  5. Sending you lots of positive vibes. Hoping you can keep your head above the water and that feeling of sliding into depression diminishes soon.

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    1. Thank you - feeling a little better today - those positive vibes doing the trick perhaps!
      :)
      L

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  6. Sending big hugs and I hope you find away to stay too. #wotw

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  7. Thank you Nicola - your kind thoughts are very much appreciated - it means a lot that you've taken the time to read and leave a comment
    :)
    L

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