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Monday, November 5, 2007

Crystal the Narcoleptic Mermaid




Hi, my name is Crystal. I never knew I had a problem until one day I was sitting on a rock, just sunning myself, when all of a sudden I wake up flat on my back in the ocean with a huge bump on my forehead. That's when I suspected I might have "narcolepsy". I was so ashamed. It runs in our family, we are predispositioned for it. I could never play the games other mermaid girls did. Because of my.....Narcolepsy. I always wondered why I was excessively sleepy in the daytime, and why I would wake up on the floor at home. Mother and Dad never talked about it much, they were too ashamed of it. A girlfriend told me about it at school in the bathroom. That is how I found out what I had. That is my story, thanks.
by nita barrow- zimmmerman
todays song, slide by the goo goo dolls



12 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

How sad that her parents were in denial and just let her struggle. How sad that she has to learn about it in school from a friend, in the BATHROOM. Isn't that where ALL secrets are revealed? In the school bathroom? Who will come alongside and help her understand herself? Not just point out the problem and leave (the bathroom!)

red tin heart said...

If she had to learn about her illness it least it was in the privacy of the bathroom, from a friend. and yes, all secrets are revealed in the school bathroom. LOL. Mitzi will help her, you will met her tommorow night. xoxo Nita

amanda said...

Crystal has already captured my heart. Do tell more!
amanda

red tin heart said...

amanda: why thank you, tommorow night there will be more stories of crystal adventures. xoxo nita

My Treasure Barn said...

What a wonderful story! You need to write a book. A sereis since we will be meeting Mitzi and there are Crystal Adventures?

How you doing today?

Hugs
Patti

red tin heart said...

patti: it may turn into one before the 30 days is up. thank you. xoxo nita

Lori said...

You are a great writer Nita and I love your art work as well. Todays song is perfect.
I have another song to share with you it's for Nov 11 coming up and I love it so very much so I thought I would share it with you.
You will have to go to this do a google search for Terry Kelly and then go to videos on his site go the the video A Pittance of Time I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

red tin heart said...

lori: thank you so much, that means alot to me. I will look for that. xoxo nita

Bill said...

you do have a wonderful way with words my friend.
It is always such a shame when any illness, diseases or what ever are covered because of shame, guilt or what ever. It is so much more difficult to deal with alone.
I look forward to more of you writings.

red tin heart said...

bill: thank you. xoxo nita

PixieDust said...

I already love Crystal, no matter how sleepy she is... thank goodness for the school's bathroom, yes?

:-)

red tin heart said...

pixie: thank you, she is a very sleepy but big hearted girl. who loves from her whole heart. xoxo nita <3

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