It’s been a day, so I don’t have a whole lot of energy to write or to think for that matter! But my brain works in mysterious ways, even to me. So I thought I would talk about a word that somehow bounced into my head and as any good brain does, it made some very odd connections. Today we’re talking about the word sane. Or rather the word insane, with me so far? Because this is where we get a little crazy.
I am basically a bad day away from falling into the crazy pit again, meaning stays in the VA run mental health ward, which is just as nightmarish as it sounds. After a day I was basically willing to do backflips to get out. Maybe that’s why the word popped into my head, who knows, but insane is such a weird way of putting it.
Because insane implies the existence of outsane.
More importantly if outsane is the opposite of insane then what is in sane that is making people so crazy? What terrors exist within sanity that can drive a person mad? Maybe there’s some deep secret of the universe inside that makes people crazy, like some ancient eldritch terrors just waiting for you to find the door to sanity and go in sane.
I mean I always have said I feel like the fact that my mental health is loopier than a rollercoaster means I see the world in a different way, maybe that’s just the view from in sane. Who knows, maybe being insane confers certain benefits, like being inside when it’s raining keeps you dry.
At the end of the day it feels like the right way to think about it. After all, if being insane was such a bad thing, why are so many people here?
Did this post have anything to do with anything? Well, no not really, but it was fun to write at least!