Saying Goodbye to Mr. Circumstance: A Life with PTSD, For M: Seeing the Water

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This comic is part of an ongoing series on living with PTSD–“Saying Goodbye to Mr. Circumstance: A Life with PTSD, For M.” To read the rest of the series follow this link:

https://lilyelainehawkwakawaka.wordpress.com/category/memoir-comics/saying-goodbye-to-mr-circumstance/

In writing this series I am grateful for those of you that have written me privately, and also commented on previous installments of the series. It has been deeply profound–troubling and healing at the same time–to hear from those of you that have felt some difference, even if just in sharing, from this series. Thank you so much for writing.

It means a lot to me too to have heard from those of you that have a loved one with PTSD that have said reading these comics has helped you understand more personally what it is they are struggling through. Again, thank you.

Please also feel free to share resources in the comments here, if you have some that you believe could be insightful for readers.

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2 comments
  1. Meg said:

    There’s something about the idea “Focus on the water, not the bridge” that I find absolutely lovely in the context of PTSD. Even though you meant it literally, I think it works as a metaphor too. The way you must focus on the bridge to cross it, but if you can direct some of that focus to what is BEYOND the bridge (ahead or below), then the crossing seems more doable. I wonder what my water is. I know what the bridge is. But what is my water?

  2. Wow, Elaine. I was hanging on every word. An extraordinary tale of extraordinary courage, and so much wisdom about what happens when we consciously choose where to focus our attention.

    You’re amazing!

    Liz

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