Comfort – To give strength and hope to.
Despair – The complete loss of or absence of hope.
Two words. Opposite meanings.
Come together to define a life.
The Comfort of Despair is a story of one such life, of a man perceived to be trapped beyond all hope. Stranded in the ocean, he reflects on his one true love, what he lost and how he lived his life — drowning in the comfort of his despair.
Suicide, school shootings, bullying — In today’s media we hear of people who are damaged, and some broken. I write of those damaged and broken because that is the norm. For everyone one person who overcomes their demons, there are hundreds, if not thousands, who do not — it is their stories I tell.