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People are good.
« on: November 30, 2012, 07:50:36 AM »
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  • Love the woman @ 2:25.  So good.

    Sorry if this is a repost.

    http://www.korduroy.tv/blog/2012/people-are-good


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    Re: People are good.
    « Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 07:55:34 AM »
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  • Love the woman @ 2:25.  So good.

    Sorry if this is a repost.

    http://www.korduroy.tv/blog/2012/people-are-good




    Tremendous.


    With a couple of week's distance between us and the storm, this vid (and others) stir incredibly deep emotions for me. I think it's fair to say that this storm changed us all, I know it changed me. And at the very least, it reminded me that people ARE good.
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    « Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 10:57:26 AM »
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  • that was awesome. she really captured it. i hate to say this, but if you take it in the context of her commentary, i was sad to move out of the first two weeks after the storm because of the connection with neighbors and the fact that you're down to the basics, as she mentioned, and it becomes about a very different mind set and skillset - who knows how to siphon gas out of new cars, how to fix the generator, where to get hot food and get it to friends and neighbors -  and leaving the frivolous stuff - the electronics, pushing paper, etc - behind. the hardest for me was coming back to work and dealing with people that weren't part of what we went through and weren't focused on the basics that we were focused on. i missed my neighbors and the sense of doing, helping, getting it done. i feel like the most depressing part is yet to come. we go back to our more private lives and at the same time we start to see more houses come down, more neighbors not come back.

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    « Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 11:18:13 AM »
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  • yeah. great. i was kind of relieved not to have cried in a couple of weeks, then i watched that effing thing.
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    « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 11:43:47 AM »
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  • yeah. great. i was kind of relieved not to have cried in a couple of weeks, then i watched that effing thing.


    You know, I was trying to describe what those initial days were like to someone yesterday, and I needed to stop and walk away. The damn tears. Crazy.  :-\
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    « Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 11:59:02 AM »
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  • I shouldn't have watched that at work.  Jesus.  I think I'll go hide in the bathroom for a while.
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    « Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 12:02:55 PM »
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  • I think it was day 3 or 4 when I couldn't deal anymore and I walked down to the beach and let it all out for a while....

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    « Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 12:11:30 PM »
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  • Yeah, I tried to conceal the tears as my first class of 3rd graders was coming in.  They probably think I'm insane.



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    « Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 12:53:54 PM »
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  • just so you know, PTSD has been described as the "common cold of psychiatry". i.e. its very common, and if you're reasonable healthy, it tends to be self limited and go away in due course if you take reasonable care of yourself.
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    « Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 01:06:23 PM »
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  • Glad to see I am not alone

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    « Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 06:11:36 PM »
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  • just so you know, PTSD has been described as the "common cold of psychiatry". i.e. its very common, and if you're reasonable healthy, it tends to be self limited and go away in due course if you take reasonable care of yourself.
    will the extreme forgetfulness / feeling like your brain has been siphoned out of your head go away in due course?  I feel like Forrest Gump out in the world.  I go to make a purchase, and don't understand that 'paying' is part of the transaction ....pull up to a metered parking spot that says 1 hour parking up until 7pm...I jump out of my car at 6:03pm thinking 'whoo-hoo' & don't feed the meter...    Connecting subways?  Forget it. 


    Ok...I'll go watch the video (and consider myself prepared).  On a normal day I cry readily --- at all sorts of things --- not so since the storm.  Accessing emotion right about now would be good, and welcome.     
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    People are good.
    « Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 09:01:03 AM »
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  • When do the nightmares stop?

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    « Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 10:11:39 AM »
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    ugh - sorry.  a small upside for me has been sleeping more soundly than I have in years.  probably a combo of exhaustion, low level hypothermia and the train not rumbling by.  seems like fewer planes overhead too -- the quiet at night is something I could get used to.  also, I think the whole down with the sun/up with the sun schedule must be good for the body clock.
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    « Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 01:12:01 PM »
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    ugh - sorry.  a small upside for me has been sleeping more soundly than I have in years.  probably a combo of exhaustion, low level hypothermia and the train not rumbling by.  seems like fewer planes overhead too -- the quiet at night is something I could get used to.  also, I think the whole down with the sun/up with the sun schedule must be good for the body clock.

    Those first handful of nights, I was lucky to get 4 hours of sleep. Lately though I'm with you, ankleslapper - I'm mostly up and down with the sun, and it's not such a bad thing.
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    « Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 07:33:06 PM »
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  • just so you know, PTSD has been described as the "common cold of psychiatry". i.e. its very common, and if you're reasonable healthy, it tends to be self limited and go away in due course if you take reasonable care of yourself.
    will the extreme forgetfulness / feeling like your brain has been siphoned out of your head go away in due course?  I feel like Forrest Gump out in the world.  I go to make a purchase, and don't understand that 'paying' is part of the transaction ....pull up to a metered parking spot that says 1 hour parking up until 7pm...I jump out of my car at 6:03pm thinking 'whoo-hoo' & don't feed the meter...    Connecting subways?  Forget it. 


    Ok...I'll go watch the video (and consider myself prepared).  On a normal day I cry readily --- at all sorts of things --- not so since the storm.  Accessing emotion right about now would be good, and welcome.     

    i've had the same problem focusing. at work, i can muster a few minutes of intense focus and then i'm exhausted. it's really weird. and, i'm having the same sort of forgetfulness with basic things, too. i kind of attribute it to the toxins i've inhaled in the last several weeks. who knows. it sucks. and i am sick of feeling foggy.
     
    sleeping has not been great for me. i've been sleeping in justin's parent's basement with the dogs - i don't want them to feel all alone down there. but i've had quite a few nightmares that the basement is flooding and i need to get everyone out. those kind of lucid dreams where you think you're awake and believe your eyes are open and the walls really are crumbling around you.