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Melinda VanRy

The Weight Of Your Pain

The Weight Of Your Pain 150 150 Melinda VanRy

People. Pain. It’s impossible to be around people and not brush up against someone’s pain. Who among us has never been weighted down by chains of pain, wrapped around us,…

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Alone On The Melancholy Playground

Alone On The Melancholy Playground 150 150 Melinda VanRy

When I am melancholy it seems this is the reality of my life. It is the thread I see, dark, running through it all. Briefly crossed by the bright hues…

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Hope Heavier Than Death

Hope Heavier Than Death 827 620 Melinda VanRy

MY STORY In April, I celebrated my 43rd birthday, which was also the third anniversary of my afternoon on suicide watch in the emergency room of a VA hospital. I…

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