Remembering Trauma

Posted on Oct 23, 2016 in blog, mental health, thought

Who can find a proper grave for such damaged mosaics of the mind, where they may rest in pieces? Life goes on, but in two temporal directions at once, the future unable to escape the grip of a memory laden with grief.

– Lawrence Langer, Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory
 

Nobody wants to remember trauma. In that regard society is no different from the victims themselves. We all want to live in a world that is safe, manageable, and predictable, and victims remind us that this is not always the case. In order to understand trauma, we have to overcome our natural reluctance to confront that reality and cultivate the courage to listen to the testimonies of survivors.

– Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

simplify.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in mental health, thought

maybe I should get this tattooed.

The Girl and the Beach

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 in adventure, art, blog, mental health, nature

From the film “Red Desert” (“Il Deserto Rosso”), 1964.

tree touch

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 in art, blog, mental health, nature

touching a tree in the woods.

wood, grey, sand

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 in adventure, art, mental health, nature

burial

Posted on Feb 25, 2012 in art, blog, mental health, thought

documentation of the burial of my handmade book titled “buried“.

warm inside

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 in art, mental health

alright.

zoos aren’t fun

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 in art, mental health


they are depressing.

misery

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in art, mental health, thought

we wandered around looking for it. it seemed like it must be somewhere, but eventually I understood that if it ever existed it was in the past, now gone.
that is a metaphor.

a mess

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in art, mental health, thought