September 29th, 2011

Circus

"You live your life on a tightrope," my shrink said. "But you have to realize it's a tightrope you chose."

"Ok," I said.

"You are very, very good at living on that tightrope," she continued. "In fact, you are, perhaps, the best person I've ever seen at living on the tightrope."

"Thanks," I said.

"You also need to realize that some days on that tightrope are going to be scary," she said. "That's normal and if you didn't live on that tightrope you'd be miserable and scared every day instead of just a couple times a year."

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On a completely unrelated note: Thank you, Violet. You know why.