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Old 01-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have you ever been blindsided by emotion?

I've had Anne Frank on the mind lately, I don't know why, maybe it's because I love Neutral Milk Hotel . I was reading my favorite parts of her journal and became teary-eyed and emotional out of nowhere. I didn't know why I wanted to cry but I thought about it later and I think it's because I want so much to be like her it hurts.

In the beginning of her journals she's vain, jealous and often spiteful. But as her ordeal wears on she becomes passionate, understanding and patient. If she could become a better person in those conditions, what excuse do I have for being a shitty person in mine? I am drawn to her quote, "In spite of everything, I truly believe people are good at heart."

This is a girl who was chased out of her home, forced to live in squalor for years, and was finally murdered because of the worst of what humanity can be, and here I am being shitty because I'm in a bad mood, tired or cranky or whatever.

I think we could all learn something from Anne, and with luck I will continue to take her lessons to heart.

Anyways, anyone else got a piece of writing, art, whatever that caused you to be overcome with emotion out of nowhere?

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lol herped the title, could a mod possibly change it to "have you been ever blindsided by emotion" if it ain't too much trouble?

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Nothings coming to mind at the moment though I know music has produced at least a few over the years.

Just wanted to say I love that album/song a whole lot, haven't listened in way too long.

I think this is my first post ever in this dipshit forum, goddamn you Terry and NMH.
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"have you been ever blindsided by emotion"
sometimes.

I try to keep it under control.
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Yes i have been blindsided with rage when i realise my husband of 10 years slept with my best friend of 25 years. the woman i named my first born child after..and who was my maid of honor..lets just say i defriended her on facebook..and stab a voodoo doll with pins in his heart everyday.
God forgive me, but im glad she's fat and an alcoholic now...im sure everyone knows my thoughts on him.
Too much info:/
Im fine.
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I can remember feeling very affected while I read The Autobiography of Malcolm X. By the time he was 13, his house had been burned down, his father died under suspicious circumstances, and his mother was declared insane, forcing him and his siblings to be split up and sent to foster homes.

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Not really blindsided out of nowhere but
couple months ago lost the person I loved most in this life outside of my family. A couple weeks down the road I came across this on the internet.
That bit about "I saw him." ..countless times in our past he would just get so lost in it all. Doped up and depressed, there were times he would just start to cry recounting his past. It's all too long and too painful to relive, but essentially he got bogged down feeling like the person he was in his heart got lost in translation somewhere. I held his face in my hands and assured him "I see you." many times. And I never really understood where that sentiment came from within me. I wasn't even entirely sure what all it meant, I just knew that it was true.
I read that quote and I just lost my shit completely. It took me aback, I think, to feel like some person I've never met, whose experience is completely unique to my own - had this same kind of .. truth.
I guess nothing much revelatory or even surprising, just honest.
Wow this is fantastic, thanks for sharing.
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I was watching one of those "Animal Cops" shows on TV, and they showed this one case where a dog was left chained up out in the snow, with no food and no water. Now, I rarely cry. In fact, I've always figured I was incapable. Didn't cry much when my parents died, or when I lost dogs, even. I cried, but it was kinda weak. Well, when I saw this on TV, I just started BAWLING. I shocked myself, and freaked out my wife pretty bad. I just couldn't get over how this tragic situation moved me.



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lol herped the title, could a mod possibly change it to "have you been ever blindsided by emotion" if it ain't too much trouble?

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Sage I love you!

Look forward to your response, in fact holding my breath so be quick before I pass out.
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Thanks for the love... I'm all emotional and blind and shit.





Generally speaking I am a person who is 'filled up' with emotional very easy and sometimes it leaks.

It used to be in fear-anger, but I worked through that vicious cycle,

I bring this up because this would be my 'blind' w/ reaction.

I literally know what it's like to see nothing but read or be able to just look right through people and just fly off....

I get angry like that every so often still... but I'm able to get the brakes on pretty fast and bore into the ego, getting to the core of why I'm so bothered by this or that which is happening.

It's a 'red light' or 'signal' for me now, which makes the anger a tool instead of me

That is truly the more 'out of nowhere'.



Sometimes depression sneaks up on me, but that isn't brought on by books,music etc...
That has been blinding in my past... but not really on topic with 'out of nowhere'.



Sadness wells up in me pretty fast, although I'm not sure 'sad' is it....
Sometimes it feels like pain or disappointment.


A story:

In the last week here where we are sitting I've had a chance to meet a range of Vietnam Vets in varying degrees of stability and body parts.

I get this overwhelming emotion that leaves me feeling..... idk what to say.....

Painful, sad, injustice, frustration, confusion, amazement, astonishment....

I feel horrible that anyone would ever have to go through a time like that in the first place, and all the more over flowing when I see these dudes that didn't really make it back in one piece physically or mentally.



I guess the tldr is;

I get blindsided more in my past in the way I think you mean it....

Emphatically speaking I have a curse and gift to engulf myself in a person's experience, IRL and in Books and Music, particularly in the hard-down sector.

What blindsides me there is how loooong, why they are hard to process/let go of, and what exactly is the meaning making for me in holding onto these stories.




Lately I've been trying to make sure I pay attention to the 'meaning making' the people telling me these parts of their lives, still have. Making sure I see their light and not just the darkness.

These Vets, while in extremely hard situations are one hell of a tight knit community of support and caring.

Just a little closer on that thought for me.

Hope I'm on the same track as you in my answer Terry,
If not give me a wrap on the head with the Zen stick, sensai.
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"have you been ever blindsided by emotion"
I changed it again this morning Terry... to 'have you ever been blindsided by emotion' is that what you meant in the first place?

If not hit me up.
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Huntington's with an onset and death that early is exceptionally rare, and therefore, interesting.


I want to know more about her symptoms and progress.

If you have HD and have a kid and don't get it tested in utero and aborted if positive, you are an awful person.
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