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It was like reality had broken in, in a horrific explosion of fear and pain, but once the racket had gotten quieter, I started realizing that I was still alive. And, for some reason, as time went by, life started looking better, brighter and fuller than before the blast.

– Whitest Fly

Let down my guard

I was basically starting to let down my guard. Or more simply, I was just trying to stop fighting windmills. Life had just shown me that I am way weaker and more vulnerable than I have ever imagined or wanted to be. But, as time went by and I felt better, I got more and more used to the idea that my fragility is not something I should be ashamed of, that it is even something that makes me a better person. Borrowing a metaphor from literature, I was starting to feel like my character on the stage had just…

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