Friday, 11 March 2011

Recovery 2.0

Today I turn 39. Is that not a dumb age? To celebrate my Year of Turning Forty, I will be doing something on Edenland on the 11th of each month. Bucket list-y things .... like getting my hair cut short, or climbing the Harbour Bridge. Or something incredibly meaningful. Or incredibly ridiculous.

Or, posting a video regarding the herd of elephants that have been stampeding and shitting in my living room for a while now.


I'm back here, now. If I don't start writing here again soon I'll lose my voice.

And it took me so long to get it. (39 years.)


Meet Henry ... a beautiful, strong, dark-haired boy. He died from a drug overdose last year, and his mother is in the exhausting process of writing out information and the events leading up to his tagic death. Something isn't quite right about the investigation. Please tweet #justiceforhenry

The following is an excerpt from Mama Pundit:

"That evening, I fixed my son the last meal I would ever prepare for him – a stir fry with curry. He and his girlfriend and his 12 year old brother E and I ate together on our front porch. Everyone was in good spirits, and after they ate, E and Henry got out their ripsticks and played on them on our front walkway. Henry’s girlfriend and I watched on the porch. It was a beautiful early spring evening."

Ripsticks. It's such a trivial piece of information but I have been thinking of Henry on his ripstick all week.

Such a waste and a shame and a tragedy. I deeply feel for his mother right now, trying to drum up some media interest in gaping holes in the story. Bless you, Henry. I hope you can feel how free you are.


  1. The 11th shall be the luckiest day of each month.

  2. You had to make me bawl at my desk... the picture of max and rocco did it for me.

    I adore you.
    We ALL fall down.
    We are not perfect.
    But you learn, and you grow.
    And I love you for being you.
    Love you always.

  3. Glad you're backer than back. I love your Voice, and your quote, "Life is so dumb. And so beautiful."

    Powerful stuff, your blog...


  4. Mwah! We love you!


  5. Eden, you are beautiful and I adore you.

    Goosebumps. Tears. Magic.

    Happy birthday.


  6. Happy birthday, my dear dear friend. May this year bring you blessings and joy beyond your wildest dreams.

    This made me cry. I am struggling, although I can't help thinking that if I just was a little bit better, a little bit more organized, a little bit more disciplined, a little bit..just...MORE - I wouldn't. That's my sickness and my fucked up-ness, right there in a nutshell.

    "We fuck up. It's our job." I think I need to get that as a tattoo.

    Thank you for being you. I needed to see this today, and I love you, as always. X to the mutha-lovin' OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  7. You are fuckn' AMAZING!!....and beautiful.

    This year is going to be fabulous.
    Happy Birthday gorgeous.

  8. That was the best video EVER - I love it so much that I don't even know what to say.
    I love you.
    Happiest of Happy Happy Birthdays to YOU - missing you always.

    ps - your tits look great in that top.

  9. KatiePie, AREN'T THEY GREAT. I realised afterwards, I possibly should've worn a different top. And done a more polished video. The "messy look" I was trying to achieve with my ponytail just looked scraggly. And the sound is FUCT .... like Eminem is singing underwater. The whole thing pretty much screams AMATEUR! And I am!

    I show the photo of my dad RIGHT when the lyrics are about demons. Odd.

    But the photo of my grandmother behind me is cool. She's always behind me.

    Umm, I owe you an email. Stat.

  10. I don't think I've seen a more powerful vlog. Eden, you are the shiz!!! Choking back a huge lump in my throat here. Happy birthday, you gorgeous Light.

  11. real people fall down. usually spectacularly. the strong ones pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start walking again - you've done that but then we all know you're a strong one.

    ~Happy Happy Birthday~ my dear friend. fabulous things will happen on the 11th of each month!!


  12. Just watched that 3 times. Got goosebumps
    Amazing work

    PS fuck you are old x

  13. Love. Hugs. Tears.
    Can't wait to meet you next week. x

  14. Oh yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! x

  15. Why are you making me cry on your birthday?

    Also, nice rack. And Happy Birthday. I hope this year is a turning point in your life, and everything from here gets easier.

    When my husband is home, we hear that Eminem song every day...along with Beautiful. And you're one tough act to follow...

  16. You do not need to cover that face Eden. Do not cover that face.


  17. We all fall dear. I am glad that you are right back up. What a powerful video. Made me cry. Happy Birthday!!!

  18. Eden, you are awesome.
    Happy birthday!! Can't wait to see you again in Sydney! xx

  19. I love visiting your blog. You 'say' so many things that I 'think', it is such a great feeling to hear/read them coming from somewhere else not just my head. You are extroverted it looks like more fun than being introverted. Happy birthday for today, my birthday is tomorrow - March 12th, happy birthday week Eden.
    lots of love Megan

  20. My 4 year old wandered in while I was watching this and she wanted to leave you a message too:


    Eden you had me cryig while Maddie stood beside me askign questions. I told her you were tellign a story, even though there were no words. She asked me why you were using your imagination and I said because that is what Eden does.

    Happy birthday. You are strong.

  21. I just want to say thank you so much for these comments, these amazing words you leave me like pebbles. Letting me know that, while I may be a misfit ... I'm a misfit that people can relate to. XOXOX

  22. You made me cry! I think you are amazing.

  23. Wow, you look freaking amazing for 39! Hope it is a fantastic year. 40 rocks, I have to say (hit it last October).

    I've been following henry's story. So awful.

  24. Damn. I just spent a very long time reading about Henry. I am appalled and disgusted at the way this investigation was NOT handled.

    I applaud his mom for having the strength to bring this story to the surface. I am hoping it goes viral. I GUARANTEE there will be people fired over this pathetic excuse of investigation.

  25. I read this a couple of days ago and it left me all teary and goose-bumpy. I thought if I sat on it a few days, I would come up with a brilliant comment to leave. But nothing I say would compare to the brilliance of this post. Brilliant, amazing, goose-bumpy.

    <3 <3 <3


  27. "the only way over it is through"

    I'm late to this post, but couldn't pass by without leaving my truth.

    I so needed to hear this today. Thank you. Happy belated and nearly on to the next one, birthday, Eden. You rock.

  28. I don't know how I missed this post, but it made me cry. Your sharing is inspiring me to share my stuff...maybe that will help me get over it (through it)...thank you Eden.


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