Apologizing to Roses

I can’t believe I forgot to nominate Lori Lynne Armstrong for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award for her blog: Not This Song | A storytelling site about dual diagnosis recovery. I’m also reblogging one of her many incredibly well-written and insightful posts. She is a truly gifted writer.

Please check out Lori Lynne Armstrong at:

Not This Song | A storytelling site about dual diagnosis recovery

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Not This Song

One of the pieces of advice we often receive about being in a depressed state is to spend time outside. I find it less annoying than most advice because it is sometimes doable for me, even if it’s only relocating my dark cloud to the patio for a little while. The different visual and tactile stimuli are therapeutic, though it might not feel that way at the time. If I can force myself out somewhere it helps minimize the length of a dip or keep a heavy episode from getting worse.

What people don’t realize, though, is how much it hurts. How much beauty hurts when you’re depressed. It hurts because you’re seeing it and yet cut off from it. It hurts because the pleasurable touch of a soft breeze reminds you of how much time you spend away from it. And if you’re lucky, if being outdoors or in…

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5 thoughts on “Apologizing to Roses

  1. Eli Pacheco June 10, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I’m headed there too … but I wanted to say hi and thank you for reposting this.


  2. dyane June 7, 2014 / 10:18 am

    As you know, my friend, I follow her blog too. I wanted to include it but I had already filled up the 15 other blogs, which goes to show how many talented bloggers are in our midst. I’ve been able to subscribe to a large amount of blogs because the majority of the writers only post occasionally. If they all start writing daily, I’ll have to trim down my list. I actually hope that doesn’t happen! :)))

    And on a separate note, I thank my lucky stars that you stayed put in that Cessna – I am so happy you’re in my life, and I know that someday we’ll meet. I will be getting down to So. Cal. at some point as Mom lives there…she’s still incredibly active at age 78! She is coming up here to visit in a couple weeks. Her visit will generate some blog posts for sure! 😉


    • Kitt O'Malley June 7, 2014 / 10:28 am

      This morning when I read the Not This Song blog post of Lori Lynne Armstrong aka Tertia, I realized that I hadn’t listed her, and I did list Becca (who you nominated) and Canvas of the Minds (which already received the award).


      • dyane June 7, 2014 / 10:36 am

        Hey, better late than never, right? And something tells me that Not This Song has received awards already!!! I’m about to go read her post that you cited!


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