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©The Forgotten Diaries

By Heather Arneson

 

 

Entry 1:

 

I remember being in a hospital room—the kind where they leave you alone because madness created a breach between me and other humans.  Or, was I attacked and left alone for too long?  By myself, by drinking?  Who knows all of the reasons that add up to… “You’re an alcoholic and you qualify to be a part of our program and remember boundaries and mindfulness.”  To show myself in a crowded room in a crowded room without people asking me why I gave a name that wasn’t mine, instead of a release of emotions or words that even smacked of reality…I was beside myself almost gutted, but still alive.  An awful feeling.  And then they came, the drones of society, the never-beens that wanted to be around me—the people whose names I do not know because they’ve never truly introduced themselves—only they know they push pills and I am a test subject by proxy—but not at all.  Time slipped through my fingers and I forgot to tell them “Goodbye.”

Published by: rhythmoftime

I love to write, cook, and take photos. As an INFP personality type, I truly care about others and my values. I'm a fraternal twin, have two older brothers, and I served in AmeriCorps. I love my family and my boyfriend. They rock! For years, I collaborated online with Stuart Armitage (UK). Our band, The Lyre Effect, released several albums, though we never met in person. Additionally, I've written a novel, novella, poetry book, and children's book series. Being into the visual arts from a young age, I've had my artwork featured in several gallery exhibits, enjoyed providing assistance on music video sets, as well as acted in and co-directed a few short films. Playing piano and singing are also passions of mine (wrote my first song and poem when I was 9 years old). Currently, I'm part of the writing group, Lead Us Ink, and published my first poetry book in 2015. In this technological age, I think it's important to share the written word, something that will always be sacred and personal. I hope this blog will help me to connect more with others, and I look forward to networking with readers like you. I want to find out about new music, interesting articles, and artwork. So, please, reach out to me. I might even have some good suggestions for you. Take care, and happy reading!

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