Like my sister, Ahavati, Full empath
It's true what i penned in my profile:
" I write to Feel Less and I read to Feel more. "
I will go on days, weeks, months and even years (AllPoetry account) when i get overwhelmed with a flood of emotions.
I ground (i know how to ground and recharge -- i once was an Admin / Mod for a huge [80K] membership empath group on Facebook)
being a schizophrenic creates additional challenges and so for me,
staying away to interact (i still read in incognito mode) and playing a large chunk of hours of speed chess sustains me.
Gosh, how i love all You seasoned writers
and marvel at the up and coming
but my passion is nurturing and helping the new spillers of ink.
Might be a hangover from when i used to teach Beginners' Chess when i taught at 14 elementary schools in the Phoenix (metro area), Arizona areas.
Or from the days of doing internship at a Child Development center when i was studying to be a Preschool Teacher.
But getting back to the gist of the original post
i must be a masochist
because i cry damn near ever day
sometimes several times
and yet i keep on coming back
i've come to love many here
and true friendship is not about