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Bright Nepenthe · 11M ago

Bifurcation

Nepenthe by Loui JoverIn recent years, I lost my love affair with blogging. I came back to this space occasionally, for moments of needed catharsis, often feeling that writing about my cares made me forget my cares. (Nepenthe, get it?) But with the c...
Bright Nepenthe · 11M ago

Wreckage

Azalea, Rhododendron subsessile, Luzon, PhilippinesIt's been six weeks since my mother die...
Bright Nepenthe · 1Y ago

A Special Kind of Suck or How to be Gracious When You Want to Punch Walls

Charybdis, artist unknown.Some days suck worse than Charybdis. So much worse. Like yesterday, Mother's Day.Let me tell you about Mother's Day for people with terminally ill mothers and subst...
Bright Nepenthe · 1Y ago

Grief, or The Triumph of Nature over Nurture

I'm still trying to parse it. The grief over more than a decade long labor of love, hard w...
Bright Nepenthe · 1Y ago

The Hurting Redux, or Mental Illness Stole Another One of My Friends

From The Bumper Book, illustrated by EulaliThough nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;We will grieve not, rather findStrength in what remains behind;Thanks to the human heart by which we live,Thanks to its...
Bright Nepenthe · 1Y ago

Cancer Care in Miami

Feeling like Shattered Glass from David Arsham  So, here's the thing. You're 77, you have cancer and you have Medicare. So what does the wonderful American Healthcare system offer you? Early 2010  Your daughter announces her alarm that you have lost...
Bright Nepenthe · 2Y ago

Your 2nd Amendment Rights and My 9th Amendment Right Not to Get Shot Because of Your Idiocy

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of th...
Bright Nepenthe · 2Y ago

The Things That Keep Me Up At Night...

The Sleep of Reason Produces MonstersLos Caprichos, No. 43Francisco GoyaI come from a family of people who struggle with sleep. One of my cousins once had a period of time where he slept only about an hour a day. I neither fall asleep easily, nor do ...
Bright Nepenthe · 2Y ago

Women Vote GOP. Yes, We Do. #IStandWithPP

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Bright Nepenthe · 2Y ago

Boundaries and Balance

Artist Unknown but boy does it capture the feeling of a balanced heart...So you know, in t...