Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Wednesday's Child: An introduction

Do you remember this poem from when you were young?

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

This poem has always pissed me off a little because you see, I was born on a Wednesday. As a youngster I was adamant that this poem was quite frankly full of shit. I was a perfectly happy child, my face was fairish, I had a small amount of grace, I was both loving AND giving. Why did all those other days get awesome things and I was stuck with woe? *kicks dirt with toe*

But now I'm older I see that this was really just some sort of scary prediction about my depression. I mean what else could it be?! (What do you mean there's no meaning at all and someone just made it up a really long time ago when people still said gay when they meant happy and no one sniggered like an immature school child?!). In keeping with my decision to begin theming my blog this year, Wednesdays will now be dedicated to all things Mental Health related. This means that if all my bitching and moaning and ranting about depression and the like annoys you then you can just avoid my blog on Wednesdays. It's win win really.

Being that this is the first Wednesday's Child post I'm not ACTUALLY going to write anything about my current mental health. Let's leave that fun til next week ;)

What day of the week were you born? Do you think the nursery rhyme nailed it for you?


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