"it was only a joke to lighten the moment, a thought i shared to break the tension that backfired into a passion i was unprepared to deal with, leading to a risk i didn’t want to take."
"it’s been two years since i first started this round of medication and it’s the eighth or ninth time that i’ve been on anti-depressants since i was twenty."
"we had a power outage a few weeks ago that lasted for eight hours. fortunately, the weather was fine – if you must have a protracted loss of power, i recommend early october...i remember thinking how quiet it was and how peaceful. the lack of sound was pure bliss. i didn’t even know it was something i needed until i came across it."
"it is a source of some amazement and amusement to me that despite our incredible complexity and obscene levels of self-absorption..."
"...part of me is afraid to let go of external judgments. if i don’t have them, how can i be sure that i’m okay?..."