The Photographer Within’s Project 52 ~ A Year in Song has been an amazing journey to watch! Each week, our TPW members continue to inspire me with their artistry and creativity. The lyrics for Week Twelve are from Closer to Free by Bodeans and the lyrics we had to shoot were “Everybody wants a good good friend.” Last year, Anna’s neurologist put her back on Lamictal for suspected catemenial epilepsy but then also took her off of Zoloft which helped with her OCD and anxiety (she was on a low dose and had been pretty stable for a long time). About a month ago, Anna had a checkup with her neurologist and we talked about how stuck her brain has become on specific things… first it was the Minions, then Elsa from Frozen, now it’s Ariana Grande (Cat Valentine) from the Nickelodeon show, Sam and Cat. Her anxiety had also been through the roof. We had been unable to eat out because Anna was so anxious about seeing a baby and worrying about it crying. Her anxiety was debilitating. So a few weeks ago, her neuro put her back on Zoloft. I’ve seen the OCD behavior get better but now she’s so sad. The neuro said this might happen and would be temporary as she ramps up the dose, I hope that’s the case. She’s been wishing for a friend a lot lately. It’s really hard when Dominic has a friend sleep over or has a friend tag along to the movies… Anna just doesn’t have that. Everybody wants a good good friend… everybody.
Week Twelve ~ Wishing for a Friend