there have been moments when I felt like I could fix everything and walk on leaving healing and relief in my wake. As if I could stretch out my hand and make some benign gesture that would heal what’s gone so fucking dreadfully wrong for some of the people around me. I felt powerful. I felt majestic. The rest of the day I knew I was ordinary and lost and not powerful at all. I reach out to touch the pain and no matter what I can not fix it and it goes on being dreadful and I am immeasurably sad. And so it goes.
- "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold." - Helen Keller
- "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." - Janis Joplin
- "Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way." - Christopher Hitchens