Angela’s kicked the ball to me this week, and suggested that I come up with the next theme for her “This is…” game.
So peeps, this week if you’re playing along, you have to share:
“This is…my demon.”
I’ve been thinking a bit about having a demon (metaphorically speaking), and the concept introduced by this crappy film (I haven’t read the book, so maybe it’s good) where: “In Lyra’s world every person is accompanied by a daemon, a physical representation of their soul in animal form. ” Have you got a monkey on your shoulder or a tiger in your chest? And in one of my favourite television shows, Dexter often speaks about having a “dark passenger.” [Although I don’t think I’m going to take up serial killing any time soon.]
But I’m not expecting anyone to bear their soul, so show us what you consider to be your demon, whether it’s a packet of Peter Jacksons, a melting credit card, or your foot in your mouth. Have you got a bad habit or a dark side? Or just something that plagues you? Anything that you consider a demon, or a representation of your inner self is fair game this week. See how you go.
Oh, I better do my own challenge, I suppose. My main demon is this. Not everyone (in real life) knows I have it, not everyone understands it, and I don’t always manage it well. All I know is that I’m into my fourth year on medication now, and I have good days and bad. Some days I can take on anything, other days I can’t tie my shoelaces. But you put up a front and try and keep it together so that the world doesn’t think you’re a freak, and besides, everyone has their crap they have to deal with. But it’s a demon I’d like to get rid of.