Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem:”

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

I’m sorry to hear that you are so sad and stuck. The only good thing I have to say about this is that being able to be very sad and very stuck indicates a certain sort of health. I believe that only whole people have the capacity to really fall apart. I’ve struggled with major depression all my life, I know I’ll always have it, but I’ve found ways to manage it and one of them is work, this writing work and drawing work that we do. And ‘manage’ is a optimistic word. It’s more like being able to convince the giant scorpion to let go of my face for about an hour. But what an hour!


These thoughts belong to someone I forgot the name, will add it here soon