Saturday, October 09, 2004


con·ta·gious ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kn-tājs)

1. Of or relating to contagion.

2. Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable: a contagious disease.

3. Capable of transmitting disease; carrying a disease: stayed at home until he was no longer contagious.

4. Spreading or tending to spread from one to another; infectious: a contagious smile.

[source: The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.]

The words are stinging. Acidic and bitter. This is what it feels like to be stuck in a relationship with no way out - because the person is utterly...contagious.

Everyone has experienced it. The subtle knowing and urgings that ring like silent warning bells. With all rational thought screaming to end it all, to break it off, to kill it, to smother it. But it is near impossible. This is the blatant denial - the total oblivious to self and self preservation and the total sacrifice.

"I was so afraid of us
And now I know why
You are dangerous
Tried not to keep with you
But you pulled me closer as I
Learned how to make us
You are contagious" - Casey Stratton

Plain foolishness? Can love be really blind? It's the constant craving and wanting of something so bad, that you see past all the signs, all the unkind words and allowed the familiarity of your surroundings, the familiarity of the touch, and the familiarity of just familiarity sake.

But there is life after death. Like any contagious disease - it must be isolated and treated. The only way out is to take yourself out from the hurt, from the pain, from the persistent nature of a deeply entwine relationship and become isolated - not desolated. Once once the contagious infection has been dealt with, healing and health can returns.


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