Five Card Story: Social Being

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a Five Card Flickr story by IanE created Sep 08 2010, 06:14:21 pm. Create a new one!

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The troubles started when I identified my discomfort as social alienation. I was reaching out and there was love there but I couldn't quite reach it, I couldn't get a good warm hand to hold in the flesh. The problem grew as I identified it and exaggerated it in my mind. Trapped in my head, it compounded until I felt in my own ball completely unable to access anyone around me although I could see them so close. I couldn't stand up straight and I felt in a world of my own. Apart.

The relief came when I discovered art. I was able to focus my emotional energy into something more creative than stewing in my difficulties. The outcome of my artistic efforts wasn't necessarily polished but the energy charged my simple expressions with meaning, with the emotional release. I was able to organize my thoughts more and see clearly to separate the the positive from the negative aspects of my social life. The relief and clarity that this brought me allowed me to connect once again with my friends and acquaintances and enjoy our time together for what it was.

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