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"Unlike a variety of other relationships, friendship requires an acknowledgement by both parties that they are involved or it fails to exist. One can admire someone who is completely unaware of our admiration, and the integrity of that admiration is not lost; one may even employ someone without…

Swimming with the current can at times be a way of swimming against the current. 


My first paycheck


About 4 hours later



Barefoot in the Park

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.

E. B. White, “The Art of the Essay No. 1” (via planb-becomeapirate)


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Everything seems to me to be such a cliché as soon as I say it.

Are we anywhere near there yet? 


I’m experiencing genuine happiness for the first time in my life. I’ve been happy before, but that was a temporary happiness, a happiness that is too fragile to survive in the presence of depression and anxiety. This time is different. This time is certain. 

To be friends with someone, you’ve got to have things in common. You need to be interested in the same things. Things predate you. They will outlast you. They are always there.     

Get it? GET IT? 

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The urge is incessant. I toss. I turn. I sweat. I suffocate. I end up where I’ve begun with a blank page and an unquiet mind.   

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