Stop! Don’t tell me any more. Don’t want to hear it.
Keep the news to yourself. It hurts me, it’s always bad.
No news is good news. I want no news thrown at me. I want you to stop telling me about elections, the dow jones, health care reform.
I can’t do anything about it. I have no control of it. But it can control me. It can force me to focus on its stuff, think about the harm, the hurt the news shoves at me and all other sensitive living beings.
Why do you think I stopped reading newspapers? I don’t watch television news either. It hurts to hear of current events, world events, el sicko events. I got dose after dose of the War in Iraq and wanted to charge up the hill of the capital and throw out all the bastards that got us into such a mess. Wanted to hurt them for hurting us for no good reason.
My PTSD erupted. The post traumatic stress became “today’s” traumatic stress. Didn’t need to look far for any “triggering” events to set me off. They were all around me. In the movies and on television. In the music and songs of our modern troubadours. Out story-tellers, Our eye-witness newscasters.
Give me the blinders. Block away this so-called reality. I want little or nothing to do with your “news.”
You can’t find peace in anything you see, hear or read. It can only come from within. Sans outside voices, video displays and scrawling ticker tapes of gloom and doom.
Allow me this peace. Simply go away. Let me be to let it all go.
Thank you for this space, this understanding. It’s not you I’m mad at. It’s the rest of the world that I don’t want to hear from, that I must hide away, stay clear of too much exposure to. It will take me down, force me to wallow in their mix of hand-picked journalistic “facts,” their virtual realities, their numbing “need to know” garbage that can lead to nothing but more and more depression.
I want the sun to shine without any commentary, the rain to fall without a forecaster, love to grow without a critical review. I want to leave your imposed view and create my own pure and innocent “illusion.” Give me enlightenment without the touch of human fingerprints.
Please stay away from my path. Don’t detour me on this Journey I’ve chosen. Keep the news to your self. I have no need to know anymore.