“They are more to me than life, these voices, they are more than motherliness and more than fear; they are the strongest, most comforting thing there is anywhere: they are the voices of my comrades. I am no longer a shuddering speck of existence, alone in the darkness;-I belong to them and they to me; we all share the same fear and the same life, we are nearer than lovers, in a simpler, harder way; I could bury my face in them, in these voices, these words that have saved me and will stand by me.”
Lately, I have been very stressed and I have been struggling to find a way to manage all of my stress. This year is much more challenging than all of my other school years, and I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with homework and extracurricular activities. The other day, I came across this video and I wasn’t sure whether or not I should watch it based on its title. “Can stress actually kill you?”
I think it is important that everyone has at least person that they know will always be there for them. The blind Oedipus’ daughter and sister, Antigone, was there for Oedipus after he was exiled from Thebes. He counted on her to care for him and guide him, and she was there for him every step of the way.
I came across this video a few weeks ago and it really touched me. This video is a short documentary about a mom and her family who started a hair blog and it eventually grew into a hair tutorial channel on YouTube.