"I want to be stalwart. It seems like a good quality to have. I’ve got the fiercely loyal part down. If we’re friends, I’m team you all the way, at least in my thoughts. Out in the world, it’s sometimes different..."
"It seems to me that the difference between sane and crazy is just a matter of degree. So, I’m not crazy, per se, I’m just a little more unwell than the rank and file."
"I was driving home the other day when I had an epiphany – I don’t have to live my life for other people. This isn’t a new thought and it’s certainly not unique. It’s an idea I’ve been exposed to repeatedly but have failed to execute; however, there, on the side of the road as I pulled the mail out of the mailbox, it came to me again and this time I felt it in my bones. Suddenly, it seemed visceral."
"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."