Tea and Madness
By- C. Streetlights
Genre- Women’s Fiction/Poetry/Memoir
Publication Date- June 29th, 2015
“And when it falls into silence again the void it echoes fills me with wonder. Wonder only because I no longer remember if this small entity isn’t real or if it whispers the truth.”
C. Streetlight’s memoir, Tea & Madness, is a collection of prose and poetry separated into the seasons of her life. Each season is inspired by her experiences: grieving a lost baby, understanding depression, anger, betrayal, surviving rape and the acceptance that she cannot forgive. Balanced somehow within the darkness is the wonder in motherhood and empathetic relationships. As her seasons change, she continues trying to find the balance of existing between normalcy and madness.
For much of my life, I learned to not acknowledge the totality of my body. My body was a mere vapor to my own self; I hardly even realized I had one. I went through the mechanics of having a body, but never did I ever appreciate my body. I barely looked at myself in the mirror. Rarely did I ever see Me or my body. If I ever saw anything, the vision of myself was always clouded over with the words:
“You’re too pretty for your own good.”
Streetlights now lives in the mountains with a husband, two miracle children, and a dog who eats Kleenex. She retired from teaching so she can raise her children to pick up their underwear from the bathroom floor, to write, and to slay windmills and dragons. She is happy to report that she can finally see the stars.
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