Month: September 2008

Visiting Salem

Recently, I had opportunity to spend a few days in Salem, Massachusetts. A place that will forever be marred for its historical past. I arrived to Salem on the 18th of September and left on the 20th, these three days ended up being the 316th anniversary of the day that Giles Corey was pressed to death.

The trip began with checking into a nearby Hotel situated on derby street. A short distance from all of the museums, and historical events. Today Salem is a Mecca of sorts for many practicing wiccans, an irony of Salem amongst many. In 1692 the Salem witch trials took place, in which time 20 people and 2 dogs were convicted of witchcraft. These charges were based entirely upon spectral evidence. Meaning imagination and make believe.

Danse Macabre

I HAVE known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick
When their eyes roam about the room.
And I ask: For the depths,
Of what use is language?
A beast of the field moans a few times
When death takes its young.
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities—
We cannot speak.

How to cope with emotional stress

There are often things in life we are never prepared for. No, matter what we do we can never predict some events. Unfortunately, the world can be a cruel place but it does not mean you have to be a victim. It truly breaks my heart to see the cruelty that others can bring to each other. It is never an easy thing to deal with when someone has done you wrong. Whether it be an emotional betrayal or physical one you can move beyond it. With a little self help and motivation from others you can get over it. However, before we begin I can’t recommend enough how important it is that you seek professional help. Especially for traumatizing events like rape or any physical abuse. Seek professional help. Such as therapy, police protection, whatever it takes to put the abuser and the past behind you.