If you only walk on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination.
To first believe with all your heart, and then not to believe, is good too. It fattens the emotions and makes them to stretch.
Art is not born in a vacuum. But it’s not born inside a tornado of shrieking trolls, either.
The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.
Walk on air against your better judgement.
Suspect too much sweet-talk
but never close your mind.
It was a fortunate wind
that blew me here. I leave
half-ready to believe
that a crippled trust might walk
and the half-true rhyme is love.
But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
They arrange their lives in ways that limit surprises. They’re often sensitive to sights, sounds, smells, pain, coffee. They have difficulty when being observed (at work, say, or performing at a music recital) or judged for general worthiness (dating, job interviews). But there are new insights. The highly sensitive tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive… They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions — sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear.
When you go to a football game and someone offers you a beer… they’re really saying hi, have a glass of extroversion.
It’s as if they have thinner boundaries separating them from other people’s emotions and from the tragedies and cruelties of the world.
Because it’s such a well-worn part of my story now, it’s a big yawn to hear how I wrote it, as though it was all some kind of publicity stunt for a year.
But it was my life and it was very hard, and I didn’t know that there was going to be this fairytale resolution.