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The Detachment is a story based on a collection of poems, writings, meditations, drawings and photos from the last 4 years of my life - a particularly turbulent time in my life - transitioning out of high-school and into the 'real world', traveling the Western United States by myself, creating & destroying relationships, experimenting with drugs, battling thoughts, losing myself, remembering myself, discovering my cultural and spiritual roots, falling in love, realizing my truths and passions, job-hopping, eating ramen noodles for weeks on end, having no money in the bank, couch surfing and car sleeping... it's been a hell of a time.There are many thought-spaces, ideas, questions and answers within this book with a main theme that seems to pervade throughout - questioning the struggles of life. Questions such as, "Why is it so difficult to love? Why do I feel the need to act a certain way around people? Why do I feel the need to express these feelings and emotions in order to 'move on' with my life? Why do I feel as though I need to 'move on' with my life at all? Why do I feel the need to figure out my life? Why do I feel the need to do anything at all? Why am I not genuinely happy? Why do I feel silenced by the outside world? Who am I? Who are you?"The contents of this book embody some of the heaviest, lightest, most confusing and most liberating emotions I've felt during those 4 years of my life. The Detachment is a story of a lifetime that has passed and moved on - a story for you to relate to, learn from, laugh about, enjoy, maybe gain a few new perspectives and possibly see the world a little differently than you did before.