Saturday, September 15, 2007

I just stumbled upon a beautiful on-line journal by a woman who has Borderline Personality Disorder and started the journal as part of her therapy. I'll put a link here, but there is only one entry, and it is not dated, so I don't know if there will ever be more entries. She did not set up the journal to receive comments, and yet I was so moved by her writing that I have to respond here. (You may want to read it before you continue reading here. )

She writes, in part, about growing up in a large family of Irish Catholics and says, "It's hard to explain to people that you can come from a family of enraged drunks and abuse and madness and still love them." "In childhood, you can love monsters if that's all you have." Wow. This blog moved me for many reasons. She didn't choose to date it. She didn't open it for comments or post a profile. Her writing is beautiful, insightful, honest, and profound. I appreciate it, and my heart goes out to her in her isolation. I hope that she is well.

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