The Invisible Elephant

From Biopolar Whispers

There is this elephant in the room, shes been there for years. She is an invisible elephant – no one can see her, but we all know she is there.  She lives inside the walls of our home.  She is in the air we breathe, she is in the foods we eat, she is in the sleep we don’t get, and she is in the decisions we make.

Sometimes she demands to be seen, other times she demands to be heard, sometimes she talks fast, sometimes shes loud,  other times she whispers quietly in my ear so that no one knows shes there but me. I……I will always know she is there.

She has a name, but we don’t always use it because of the stigma surrounding it.  Not everyone knows that this elephant lives inside our family and we try hard to camouflage her into the background of our every day lives.  And sometimes, just for a moment, we are able to forget that she is there….more

8 thoughts on “The Invisible Elephant

    1. Very much ..we have different but similar problem in our family and our coping is similar – sometimes wonder if its like a big ocean wave, you can’t outrun it, you just have to float with it

      1. It was exactly what I felt like when I wrote it. Its there, shes there, and although not everyone can see her, she is a huge part of my life.

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