This has been an extremely emotional week at school. Each day I found myself coming home drained a bit more than the previous. I usually expect this sort of thing - the last month students usually begin to let loose and get a little crazy. With some breathing exercises and humor, I'm usually pretty emotionally limber. This week though I've had some tough cases that have left me feeling pretty grey. (I racked my brain for the appropriate descriptor and the color is the only thing that came up).
So, I'm home now, getting reading to fix a drink and sink into the cushions of my sofa. I have a take out menu by my side, a book, and the movie Persepolis. Oh and tons of DVR'd Law & Order: SVU shows to watch.
I'm at a loss as to which I should dive into. I'm currently reading My Lobotomy by Howard Dully, which is a memoir of a man who, you guessed it, had an "ice pick" lobotomy. I purchased this book last month because I haven't read many psych based books since earning my degrees and deciding to stay in the classroom. The story is heartbreaking, there are moments of such emotionally volatile abuse that I what to scream at these parents. Unfortunately the writing is not so good.
Persepolis is another option, but I don't know if I'm in the write mind set to truly appreciate the film version. I might be missing out because I'm in such a different zone.
So, my guess is I'm going to resort to doing nothing literary and watch SVU. You know, I notice that my favorite sorts of tele shows are centered around crime/cops, yet I never read any types of law/cops/crime novels. In fact I usually don't enjoy them that much when I do. (I know many people are fans of Lisa Jackon, and although I read a couple, I found myself to be pretty bored!)
Do your television or even movie-watching tastes differ dramatically from your book reads?