JusJoJan — Cathartic

1e632a9f-35bc-4771-b41d-820263a37144For today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill, the word “cathartic” was suggested by The Enthralling Journey.

“Cathartic” is defined as “providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.” And catharsis is defined as “the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.”

Now that we have our definitions out of the way, for me, blogging is cathartic. In these very troubling times — thank you Donald Trump and all of your lily-livered Republican congressional sycophants — blogging has kept me sane. The act of writing posts for my blog does, indeed, relieve strong emotional tensions. By giving me a vehicle to express my anger, frustration, and antipathy, I am experiencing a critical and much-needed psychological release.

I can also use the half a dozen or so daily, one-word prompts to challenge me to knit together random words into a cohesive piece of flash fiction, thereby diverting my attention from the chaos and lunacy of Donald Trump and his associates and distracting me, albeit only temporarily, from all of the terrible, horrible, malevolent, malicious, dangerous, moronic, insane, and damaging things he says and does every goddam day.

Phew, it felt really good to write that. Very cathartic, in fact.

6 thoughts on “JusJoJan — Cathartic

  1. lifelessons January 27, 2019 / 6:38 am

    Cathartic even to read it..Would that enough people felt this way to get this monster out of office and into a padded cell.

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  2. Paula Light January 27, 2019 / 6:55 am

    There’s a lot wrong with the MSM and with social media, but that all pales next to the wrongety wrongness of our increasingly wrongheaded NMPOTUS and his clown admin, and people who get their “news” strictly from Fox, thinking that they’re somehow more aware of what’s actually going on, just boggle my brain. Fox is like state run media, totally up Trump’s butt 24/7.

    Thanks, that was cathartic! And I can’t say it at my own blog because people I know might read it. 🙄

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    • Fandango January 27, 2019 / 7:57 am

      I’ve reached the point in my life where I couldn’t give two shits about what people I know might think about what I write about in my blog.

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  3. myforever77 January 27, 2019 / 8:08 am

    I await eagerly and sincerely reading a fiction piece of yours as to what the world would look like today if Hillary Clinton was our President.
    Now I feel better too!

    Liked by 1 person

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