Zoloft, meditation, Janet Jackson, coffee enema, Munch & Mirror
A) “Was it the Zoloft, the meditation, the hikes, or the steady love, listening and faith of my family and friends that helped me through? Was it the acupuncture, the eight hours a night of medicated sleep? The anxiety management class on Wednesday nights, the yoga class on Thursdays, the warm days and brave light of spring?” --Meredith Maran, “Anatomy of Melancholy,” More Magazine, Dec. 07 – Jan. 08.
B) And then there’s P.J. O’Rourke’s NY Times review of Starbucked, A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine. O’Rourke writes, “I now possess the knowledge, of which I will never be rid, that Janet Jackson treated her chronic depression with a coffee enema.”
C) Or, the family dog offering comfort and reassurance,
“I can out-think, out-work, out-fight any dog
in that world or in this.
Woof fuckin’ woof. I told you before, I’m here
To look after your father...”
(from "Dog Door to Heaven," God is in the Cracks)
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Photo of family dog by Lynn Lundstrum Swanger (Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog)
& Munch/Mirror image courtesy Douglas McClellan