by Phoenix A. Desertsong, The Perpetual Prose Machine
It has been said by many folks that journal writing is a key to good mental health. Perhaps that really is quite true. It is certainly true that organizing one's thoughts into some comprehensible, visible form certainly does some good. It's just a matter of whether that comprehensibility comes out of what becomes visible as the words come together.
Sometimes, the words just don't come together. Some thoughts seem to be beyond putting into words. It is as if no words could possibly convey the thought adequately and succinctly enough to even bother trying to build a structure of clumsy words and restricting grammar around it.
It's even more difficult when you have to throw rationality out the window and deal with purely emotional thoughts... especially those so profound and powerful that they overwhelm your rational mind to the point that you can't even think straight anymore. It certainly does help when you finally find the words to at least convey some small part of that irrational emotional baggage in a concise, yet beautiful manner. You tell yourself that it will do you really next to no good, but emotions are funny things. At least the effort, whenever it is somehow successful, can bring some sort of feeling of relief.
It’s simply not always possible to rationalize everything. Sometimes, you just feel the way you feel, and that's how it is. There are times that you’ll have an overwhelming emotional download, and you just won’t be able to stop it. I have found that journal writing is sometimes the only place for this overload to go, and I know I’ve been better for it.
~ Phoenix <3
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Often known by her nickname "Ami," Ms. Phoenix Amelia Desertsong has written for many online publications, often under pen names.