Where do I begin?
At the beginning,
in the middle,
at the end?
- Do I just blurt it out?
- Do I make it a story?
- Do I simply state facts?
- Do I need to add detail?
- Do I even know what I want to say???
Lately, I don't know what has been happening to me. I feel great, ecstatic, elated and then BOOM I'm out of it. I'm not myself. I'm like a puppet on a string. I can't control myself, my thoughts are random (and aren't mine), and my feelings are off. When I come back (my strings are cut), I am so confused as to what happened and why I was doing things and saying things that made no sense.
Do you know what I mean? Does that make any sense?
Think of Pinocchio.....remember when he got caught by the puppeteer? The puppeteer wanted him because he was a REAL, LIVE wooden puppet without strings. But when Pinocchio got on stage the puppeteer started off with Pinocchio on strings and then cut them off to show he could perform without strings...he was a special puppet. This is the way I feel.....
I am Pinocchio. I am REAL. I am ALIVE. I have NO STRINGS. All is well....
But then something happens, the puppeteer steps in and I feel like I have strings. I am not in control of my thoughts. And, just like Pinocchio, I am AWARE that I am NOT in control but I can't stop it.
Then the puppeteer cuts the strings and I feel better, like myself, but I feel confused...
- Where did the strings come from?
- Why were the strings there?
- Who is the puppeteer?
- What does the puppeteer want?
- Why is this happening?
- Where those thoughts REALLY my thoughts or thoughts of someone else?
Today, I was beginning to thinking it may have been Liz. "I" (using quotations because it's possible it's the puppeteer) have been thinking a lot about my name constantly. "I" find myself drawn to the name Liz (the name of an alter). When someone named Liz texted me, I looked at the phone and "my" immediate thought was, "Why am I texting myself?". (Not a normal thought.)
I am just so confused, frustrated, mad, feeling used, angry, lost, mixed up, all those things plus more rolled into one.
I don't know if ANY of this makes sense to anyone reading this. However, if it does, please help me figure this out....
Special Note to 'you': "As frustrated, as mad, and feeling used as you feel.....I feel it 100X more!!"