dear all. i'm ill. i've not been responding to or sending out work for quite some time. i never finished archiving that beautiful zalop show that many of you participated in. that was almost a year ago now. 

i've been wanting to hurt myself for a long time now. friday i will start weekly therapy that i have needed for 20+ years. i have to get back on an ssri to stop the madness going on in my head. unfortunately that wont happen for a few more weeks. 

i just wanted to give you all an update and let you know that i will eventually be back. i miss you all. peace and love to you. 

-pone

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Comment by Matthew Stolte on February 5, 2015 at 6:06pm

be well & bright like a gemstone - no worries 

Comment by Michael Orr on February 5, 2015 at 5:58pm

Dear all. thanks for the overwhelming support here on my wall and in private msgs. i havent responded to any of you. i've been doing everything i can. docs, meds, meetings, sponser. (i'm a dry drunk, without a meeting in 5 years, a drink in six) but i started self medicating, with other substances, after i quit the program. temp left the house for some internal peace. TMI? IDC. it helps to share. anyway, thanks for the support. see y'all when i see y'all.  

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on January 29, 2015 at 10:39pm

Michael, don't worry. You will get better, and you're already working toward that. Thank you for your openness, and I wish you peace and new paths. No worries about mail art events! Just enjoy the mail art that comes your way ... 

Comment by Alicia Starr on January 29, 2015 at 6:18pm

Get better Michael. As soon as you can.

Comment by Visual Mom on January 28, 2015 at 9:24pm

I was just thinking of you yesterday, when I finally discovered what "corn pone" is: a tasty dish that involves an upper layer of cornbread over a lower stew-type layer. Glad to hear you are paying attention to what's in the stew, and hopefully will come out stronger on the other side of therapy. Take care!

Comment by jon foster on January 28, 2015 at 7:22pm

Get better kid...see you in the mail when you can.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on January 28, 2015 at 7:08pm

We will all be thinking of you, my friend.  It is good to hear from you. Take your time. 

Comment by David Stafford on January 28, 2015 at 6:12pm

What they said times two.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 28, 2015 at 5:31pm

Take care of yourself, Michael. You can always come back any time you're ready and the network is already here and your friends and that's the beauty of it.

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