The Shrink’s Links: Old Man Gloom

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If you were amused by the post I wrote on Keith’s Crock of Shit, then wait till you get a load of what they do in Santa Fe.

Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, New Mexico constructs a huge effigy of Zozobra (the Spanish word for Old Man Gloom, I’m told.) People are encouraged to fill it with scraps of paper representing their gloom. Divorced wives have been known to donate their wedding dresses. Then, in a night-time ceremony, once a year, they set it on fire.

Guess, what? The gloom disappears.

 

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About Keith R Wilson

I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. What I'm working on now: I'm writing a self help book, titled, The Road to Reconciliation. I recently published a self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. Experimenting with new ideas and characters in fiction under the pen name, S Harry Zade, in the blog, thenarrativeimperative.com A busy mental health counseling practice in Rochester, NY: Keith Wilson - Counseling. Writing about mental health and relationships at keithwilsoncounseling.com. Taking photographs and sharing them at keithwilsonphotography.wordpress.com Other Books I've Written Two novels: Intersections and Fate's Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic
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