Johnny Cash Once Said…

There were so many people to choose from today asking the possibilities Tex Avery, Buffalo Bill or Jackie Gleason but I chose Johnny Cash.

John R. Cash was born on February 26, 1932 and died September 12, 2003. Johnny was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

There’s no way around grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and, hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left. – Johnny Cash

I chose Johnny because of his legacy and music and words. This quote about grief struck home with me. Although I don’t think I was dodging grief. If anything I looked to my grief and hit it head on but it was interrupted by the court, severe trauma and a shit storm of other things which resulted in my depression and anxiety getting full blown to complex post traumatic stress disorder. I do work at getting better every day, I have read multiple books on self help and grief, take my meds every single day and do therapy, DBT and support groups and talk to the people that listen to me and hear me through my mess. I love you guys, you know who you are.

I’ve been peeling the layers and getting on with certain others and it’s a process. Life isn’t pretty and feelings aren’t but they only get uglier when you ignore them. That’s why I’m dealing with it and why I do these quotes. Why I write my blog is for processing it all. Hoping to help heal me and touch someone else, make you stop and think, ask questions and maybe see things differently. To make a change for the better. We need more of that.

Hurt – Johnny Cash

I was shocked when I first heard this because I’ve been a fan of Nine Inch Nails for years with multiple cd’s but was impressed with Johnny’s rendition of this song.

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