Death’s Week Part 3: The Death Garden
Here is the 3rd installment cartoon featuring the character: Death. As I remember the folklore about the Grim Reaper …that whatever he touched dies. But what if it didn’t, but grew and was alive, would that make him a failure?!
Failing is not a bad thing if you can learn from it and improve on it. It’s doing *”the same thing over and over and expecting different results” that is a failure to learn.
If we can learn from our errors, then we can grow and expand our horizons of recovery. Relapsing is not a failure. It’s all part of the process of being well. Think about it: if you get the flu, are you a failure for getting sick? Even if you got your flu shot, you still can get different strains of the flu. If you wash your hands a zillion times and your perfume reaks of Purell, that does not mean you still can’t get the flu. The same goes for relapses with mental illness.
In fact, just last month a famous mental heath activist from a galaxy far, far away (Carrie Fisher) had a public melt down. It was quickly fixed with an adjustment of meds from what I read. Now she seems to be back on the recovery road.
The fact is I could write about hundreds of famous people that had very public crises and came back stronger – are they all failures? Of course not, and neither are we if we get sucked into a relapse.
Book: [Death 101: Touch Of Death] Death: I’m such a failure!Cartoon Extra: If you’re thinking Death kind of has the shape of a Smurf, you’re smurftasticly correct, but don’t be a wise smurf about it.
Caption: Death Garden
* Quote is mostly attributed to Albert Einstein but is disputed by others as being said and copy written in 1981 by author Rita Mae Brown.