Saturday, August 11, 2007

Asylum

Beth and I spent the day at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA. This place is full of both tragedy and hope. It's one of my favorite places to visit, especially with a video camera. I honestly feel as if I am visiting my ancestors, possibly myself from a past lifetime. There is something very healing about visiting the memorial. The energy is sacred and beautiful.

6 comments:

Merelyme said...

wow...i am so happy to have found your blog. i have MS too and suffer from depression and anxiety. my mother has paranoid schizophrenia and my father died from alcoholism. so your blog is of great interest to me. i will link to you now.

Jayme said...

Hi Merelyme, I'm so happy you found my blog, too! I just checked yours out. Yay - link worthy! Now I'm gonna go answer your Sunday questions!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jayme, I also live in Atlanta and am labeled as having a psychiatric disorder. Between my 2nd and 3rd year of law school I (among other things) quit taking all psych meds. My 3rd year, the year without meds, my grades improved dramatically and I graduated in 2004 but the Georgia Bar won't let me take the bar exam. Long story. I'd love to met ya sometime. Sally

Jayme said...

Hi Sally, I'd like to hear more of your story. My email is jayme333 AT bellsouth DOT net. I'm glad you found my blog. Wow... another Atlantan!

Stephany said...

Sacred grounds is exactly how I felt when I would drive to the state hospital to visit my daughter. It was a place of honor, and there was a rock wall hand made by past patients that just stops a person in their tracks.

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