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Aladdin sane.

Posted in Life & Love, and Relationships

Bu7_i8bIUAAhk2PI’m not going to write about rights and wrongs tonight. I’m not going to think about an unwinnable war in a desert. I’m not going to worry about the work that hasn’t been done, about the silly comment I made earlier, or that lately it seems cancer is everywhere.

I’m not going to stay up all night reading newspapers online, or get infuriated that no-one seems to check the provenance of news these days. I’m not going to harangue myself because I didn’t make it to yoga or because I did drink that gin and tonic when it’s meant to be cocktail free Wednesday.

I’m not going to worry if my mom and dad will be happy in Cape Town. Or whether this post is perfect, or tell myself that I’m looking old.

Instead I am going to draw a hot bath and scent it with Haushka’s Moroccan Rose Oil. I am going to make a cup of coffee and drink it on my bed while I read the Vogue. I’m going to dunk a piece of chocolate in my coffee and go to sleep without brushing my teeth. I am going to let Jack under the duvet and smile as he whimpers and whispers in his doggie dreams. I am going to tell myself that tomorrow is going to be a lovely day and I am going to believe it.

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Because I can. Because my life has the right balance of light and shade. Because I don’t suffer from depression. Because I don’t believe that suicide is a sin. Because the sweetest post is true: Genie, you’re free.

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5 Comments

  1. daldaeyes
    daldaeyes

    I love it.

    August 17, 2014
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  2. Love this so much. That’s really all I can say. Thank you so much for sharing, it was much needed

    August 15, 2014
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  3. silvia
    silvia

    The sweetest and wisest comment ever. Thank you girl for saying it so beautifully

    August 14, 2014
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  4. Glenis Wildish
    Glenis Wildish

    When a person is in so much pain, that the only option for release is to take their own life – there is no way that the God I believe in would consider it a sin. The God I believe in would say – “Come To Me And I Will Give You Rest.” Mum

    August 14, 2014
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