The Looney Bin

Second Chances

“Madness is the jail we could all end up in. And we know it. And watch our step. For a lifetime. We behave. A fantastic and entire system of social control, by the threat of example as effective over the general population as detention centers in dictatorships, the image of the madhouse floats through every mind for the course of its lifetime.” ~ Kate Millett

I woke up the next day to the sounds of the “rehab hospital”. Orderlies and staff chatting, patients shuffling down the hallways, televisions reporting the day’s news as if all was normal and happy. I sat up in the bed wondering how to go about this. How do I do ‘patient in a loony bin’? One thing that always worked for me was routine so I did as much as I could of what I usually do. I went to my bathroom (thank goodness my…

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