Every Sunday for my English Lit class, I am supposed to submit a journal entry based on what interests me about the week's readings. Last week was easy. We had a story to read that at least gave me a strong reaction (even though it was negative). This week we had a bunch of poems - most of them are about abuse. I am having a really hard time with them. Feeling quite numb and I know that it is my own stuff bubbling up and I now that my mind has decided it needs to protect itself. It really bothers me that it is creating a barrier to me successfully completing my assignment and it bothers me that I am having such a hard time getting through that barrier. ARGH! The stupid part is that I only need to write about 500 words, but I can't seem to get past about 250. Maybe a nice cup of tea might help.