#adventures in drug and alcohol counseling
#Alamo square park
Being so close to Alamo square park and 70 degrees means we have been doing creative groups outside. I’ve also been doing walking sessions which is kind of new and different.
Anyways, groups in the sunshine are awesome until two clients start yelling and threatening each other so loudly that the tourists look at us like we’re crazy and I’m there holding ten clipboards trying to figure out if I should shut it down or ride it out and oh shit.
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
It’s almost time to go outside and look up at the lunar eclipse.
"I actually attack the concept of happiness. I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is."
Surprisingly, it is cheaper for me to uber to school than it is to drive. It also means I don’t have to worry about having cash on me for the lot or searching for parking/ having the meter expire. And once I’m done for the day I then get to walk home along Bay Street. The weather has been so nice and I get to look to my right and see the ocean the whole way… Pretty lovely.
So be it. Two hours at the library is all I’ve got in me this Sunday afternoon. Sunshine. I need it.