|I enjoyed this article!
||[Aug. 4th, 2009|08:58 am]
Isn't that the guy who got stabbed in the throat (and lived!!!)?
I'm kinda hoping you post this comment on every post! It would be amazing.
Maybe I should begin!! I really did think he was, though.
i used to have pretty serious depression. sometimes i find myself looking back at that time and state of mind with some sort of twisted nostalgic joy, as if the depression itself is a comforting old friend.
What, because he's a cartoonist?
No, but I liked the discussion of nostalgia!
I enjoy my work even while I'm doing it!
But was your enjoyment ephemeral?
Reminds me of the Blue Rodeo song Florida.
and it was juuuuust liiike a vacaaaaation~
I liked it also! He describes very well feelings that I sometimes have, better than I could've ever described them.
Given enough time we can get attached to anything, even things that we don't like and know aren't good for us. Like jobs that didn't appreciate us, or boyfriends who didn't pay enough attention to us. Our memories often erase our day-to-day miseries and remember only the events that happened and the people we met.
Or maybe this means that things really weren't that bad and we were too busy being overemotional to realize it? I'm not usually big on famous quotes, but reading this this makes me think about the saying "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." (by Anaïs Nin, I admit had to look that up). Maybe as time passes and there is some distance between our present selves and our past miserable selves, we start seeing thing more the way they actually were.
Or maybe we just forget how bad it felt at the time. Hrmmm.
Thanks for sharing this, I can really relate to what this guy is talking about. I spend a lot of time thinking about how happy I was "back then."