Darkness, a part of me

The ominous, dark, and deathful quality that I felt as a young child watching the high clear skies fill with smoke and flames is always there, somehow laced into the beauty and vitality of life. That darkness is an integral part of who I am, and it takes no effort of imagination on my part to remember the months of relentless blackness and exhaustion, or the terrible efforts it took in order to teach, read, write, see patients, and keep relationships alive.

  • Pg. 210, An Unquiet Mind, ISBN – 978-0-679-76330-7, Kay Redfield Jamison
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