Reckless Chants 23: What Cannot Be Said
“What cannot be said will be wept.”
In the summer of 2016, I had an extended nervous breakdown, so I wrote an essay about it.
In 2016, I lost a lot of friends, so I wrote an essay about it.
In 2016, I cried so much, and I wrote an essay about it.
Reckless Chants #23 is a long-form personal essay about loss, grief, violence, trauma, and mental illness, and also strength and healing–all tied together with thoughts on tears, crying, and sadness. It is one of the hardest things I have ever written, and one of the most important things I have ever written.