Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Am As Deep As The Aral Sea

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While talking to my dad today, he said something (in Shanghainese of course) along the lines of:

"You can't treat the refrigerator like a safe; sooner or later all the food's going to go bad anyways."

...and that when I had an epiphany! My heart is a refrigerator!

No, really, think about it! I'm not talking about your heart being physically able pump blood and stuff, but instead about it acting like a safe to harbour the secrets, grief, and annoyances that you keep to yourself.

All of it accumulates, much like food, until you can't put more in. And if you don't take some out, they'll go bad and stink up the rest of the place. So, I guess my point is: it's not healthy to not have a way of letting out the suppressed anger, grief, or sadness.

I suppose I should really take my own advice, but I don't like to burden others with my anxiety. *Sigh* I find it helps if I blog about whatever's troubling me. :)

How do you manage your anger/sadness?




 

2 comments so far.

  1. Kathleen on July 9, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    That's actually a really good metaphor. I tend to keep a lot of food in my refrigerator, even food that has gone bad years ago. I haven't really found a quick fix to get rid of it though. I have noticed that being creative: drawing, writing, crafting,... helps me a lot with dealing with anger, sadness and all those emotions.

  2. Manda on July 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    I like that metaphor!

    I write everything out in my (paper) journal. All the good, bad, and everything in between - it all gets written down. Writing it out helps me calm down and put things in perspective, which is immensely helpful.

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