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I enjoyed this article! [Aug. 4th, 2009|08:58 am]
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Averted Vision.
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[User Picture]From: somerled
2009-08-04 01:06 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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[User Picture]From: lainiest
2009-08-04 01:11 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the guy who got stabbed in the throat (and lived!!!)?
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[User Picture]From: qwantz
2009-08-04 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm kinda hoping you post this comment on every post! It would be amazing.
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[User Picture]From: lainiest
2009-08-04 01:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should begin!! I really did think he was, though.
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[User Picture]From: erikochan
2009-08-04 06:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're right, thanks!

Also, he drew a related comic.

I think he's my new hero.
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[User Picture]From: demongoldfish
2009-08-04 01:31 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: jasoneppink
2009-08-04 01:46 pm (UTC)
What, because he's a cartoonist?
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[User Picture]From: qwantz
2009-08-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
No, but I liked the discussion of nostalgia!
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[User Picture]From: qwantz
2009-08-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
I enjoy my work even while I'm doing it!
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[User Picture]From: ryan_howse
2009-08-04 01:50 pm (UTC)
But was your enjoyment ephemeral?
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[User Picture]From: qwantz
2009-08-04 01:51 pm (UTC)
NEVER
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[User Picture]From: lafinjack
2009-08-04 04:56 pm (UTC)
Gesundheit!
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[User Picture]From: simonbob
2009-08-04 02:02 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of the Blue Rodeo song Florida.

and it was juuuuust liiike a vacaaaaation~
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[User Picture]From: allenec
2009-08-04 04:06 pm (UTC)
I liked it also! He describes very well feelings that I sometimes have, better than I could've ever described them.
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[User Picture]From: erikochan
2009-08-04 06:19 pm (UTC)

Food for thought

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.
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[User Picture]From: thebreton_16
2009-08-05 08:11 am (UTC)
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."
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