Ordinary Madness

Sunflower 7-22-19
Sunflower 7-22-19

This is not the same sunflower as in my last post but a nearby relative. I picked up the newspaper and coffee this morning and found myself in the same place as the other day, taking photos of the same flowers with the same camera.

What I call obsession my therapist calls passion and what one person thinks is insanity might just be ordinary madness. Charles Bukowski famously wrote: β€œSome people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”

Note: if you end up going to the madhouse make sure you bring clothes you like because you may be there for quite a while. Don’t ask me how I know.

28 thoughts on “Ordinary Madness

  1. The madhouse initially refused my request for my mom to bring me clothes from home and insisted I could make do with paper scrubs. NOPE. I love my clothes. So that is some damn good advice in my experience.

    The Bukowski quote makes me chuckle. It reminds me of another quote by Byron “I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me–yet sometimes I long for it.”

    Embracing the crazy because I have no other option!! xox

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    1. Yes Lisa. Believe it or not there’s so little to do in the madhouse that the smallest things can make your day even worse. One guy tried to beat himself to death (he failed).


                1. He’s been doing this for a while, I’m not sure how long. New Orleans is a long way from here so just search for Sunflower fields near you. Most on local farms bloomed at least a month ago but some are planted later in the season for August and September.

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                  1. I’m a NOLA girl living in Alabama–moved here 7 years ago. We do have a small sunflower field about 7 minutes from our home. We “discovered” last year (or maybe, the year before, when all the sunflowers had breathed their last). We passed by this year and it looks like the guy didn’t plant them. I’ll check again this weekend. Fingers crossed!

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