Thursday, December 2, 2010

Swallow The Pill; Comedian

Go ahead. Do it. Just take the little happy pill each day, and you'll be fine. At least, that's what the doctor says. The doctor says I'm not alone, that lots of people feel this way. There's a happy pill for everyone, and don't even think about questioning this unshakable truth. SSRI, SNRI, MAOI - a handful of this, a pinch of that - and I'm cured.


At least that's what my doctor tells me.


I'm tired of trying to find the piece that I'm missing - the one that will allow me to connect with people, with anyone. I know it's out there, somewhere - it has to be. That's what I tell myself. There is a solution to my dilemma, there is a pill for my problem.

NOW ACCEPTING ALL PATIENTS - CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY.

How noble and selfless of all the shrinks in the world.

What a fucking joke.

"I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains." 


-Rorschach - The Watchmen