“The husband’s intestines are hanging out while he is being raped, still alive. That’s how the comic starts. It gets bleaker from there.”
First I was thinking ‘arm wrestle’. But then I was thinking he’d destroy me because we had spent a long time in the podcast on how to build strength.
Be vulnerable, write down three anxieties a day. I can’t be true to others if I’m not true to myself.
A book can teach you to consider experiences from more than one perspective. Sometimes we forget that there’s more to life than just our angle.
What is life is probably the existential question every novel hopes to address in fifty thousand words or less. I’ve read my fair share of such stories and still don’t have the answer.
A single book can unlock an idea, start a business, generate a change, seal a life decision, open you to a new perspective, prepare you for some unknown adversity that lies around a curve in the road.
“Even if we may not be immortal in the end, we should nonetheless live as if we deserve to be.”
We’re old souls. While the rest of you came into the world shiny and new, we were practically born vintage.