Comments : When I reach the Bottom of the Ocean

  • 10 months ago

    by Brenda

    Andrea, this is just breathtaking and beautiful. The thought of slowly sinking down to those depths and living quietly and peacefully. So lovely!

  • 10 months ago

    by Jamie

    So many beautiful and dark metaphors you have written here andrea. I think a lot of us know what it feels like at rock bottom- You understand what it is at rock bottom now. You seem to compare yourself to the bottom of the ocean dwellers and I enjoyed that metaphor because they are looked upon with judgemental eyes just like humans in real life. You have made a home and although it is at "rock bottom" you begin to realize that there are many people there too- so in spite of what you may have thought at first you are truly not alone in the end- and that feeling in itself is comforting.

  • 10 months ago

    by Beautiful Tragedy

    This was beautifully dark with a twist of hope intertwined in there near the end.
    Your words flow so smoothly and like Jamie said, I think All of us if not most of us can relate to having hit rock bottom.

    “maybe it's not so bad to thrive
    where the night creatures dwell-
    they have a strength I thrive upon”

    These lines are filled with hope and acceptance,
    Most people are surprised to find that you are the strongest during your most trying times- even when you don’t feel it.

    “it keeps me going
    when the light stings
    my eyes.”

    This line is perfection. I don’t have any other way to put or describe it.
    Job well done!