the abyss

Did you ever look into the abyss and get the feeling it’s looking back at you? And it wants to pull you in so deep you’ll never get out? And you can’t look away?

Step away from the edge, my friend.

I was there too, for years.. Now I’m ok. I’m not opening that can of worms, I just want to say, if I can live through all that, you can too. Keep stepping away from the edge every day in some way. Get outside and do something. Exercise or art or gardening or anything you like. You might enjoy your old age even if most of your life was messed up. Have your fun. You have it coming and it will happen if you stay alive.

oil paint on pastel paper painted with a palette knife

6 thoughts on “the abyss”

  1. I love this image. I can’t tell if it’s a close-up of ice over dark water, or a view of snowy mountains from above … but either way, it keeps drawing my eye to different parts of itself.

    I have felt the impulse you describe quite literally: the strange attraction of the cliff’s edge. Whether literal or physical or both, we do indeed to step back from that edge.

    Thanks for this thought.

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