A comment on my daily post, in Facebook of The Chronicles, last night caused me to think it is time to write about some thoughts and observation on this.
The comments fall perfectly under the philosophy of what you say and do is a reflection of YOU, and not of the person you are commenting about. What each person sees in the individually posted sections, if they have only read one or two, is some very crazy antics of an individual, who obviously has a serious problem with interaction in society. If the person reads a little more they cannot help but pick up that this character is a bloody drunkard and a social misfit. If they take time to look behind the surface actions of the character, they may see a little more than that.
You see the story is not really about The Mexican at all; it is by no means unique or even that unusual. The names, the places and even The Mexican, can be interchanged with any combination, and outwardly different experiences, and remain… the same story! The Mexican seems to have one main issue or problem that looks to be insurmountable and that is alcohol; but even that can be changed in the Chronicles, to another drug, to another mental disorder, named or un-named, the story will remain the same. The fact that the only test The Mexican received a 100% pass in is alcoholism (there is no formal test for this by the way) is also interchangeable. On reading the story one can come to the conclusion that the alcoholism is NOT the main problem, not quite, but more like a result.
The Chronicles is the story of many, many Strange Classrooms, the good and the bad and all the lessons learned are hidden within. They are not pointed out or underlined in any way; the reader can either see them, cannot see or just plain does not WANT to see them. The Chronicles II is the most “in your face” piece on the problem, the result, the attempt to solve the mess, that result and, sadly, how all the lessons were cast aside. The rest are to show how hard it is to go back to the solution and the many more lessons that have to be not only learned, but put into practice. Within this blog are some posts that have the headings that always start with Strange Classrooms, they are have a little more on what I THINK I have learned along the way.
Why did I write (and still write) these Chronicles and post them?
To be honest I do not really know, it just seem like the right thing to do and I do not intellectualize it too much.
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Here is a story of developing and breaking an addiction, while dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome at the same time.