I’ve been “working” more than ever and I’ve been doing a ton of house maintenance and improvement. Cleaning things out. Reorganizing. Decluttering. Hanging pictures. I even fixed a toilet. And had a man in to measure to make new radiator covers. And ordered sample fabrics to hopefully someday soon order new blinds for the bedroom.
I’m exhausted and I can’t see straight. I even turned down an invite to go to an art thing today with wine. I don’t know who I am.
I've finally watched Fringe's A Short Story About Love
And I’d seen some things on the internet before about how the explanation from the Observer was a cop out, but think about how many stories and crazy things in this series where the answer has been “the couple was so in love and because of that….” (the universe tore/the universe shifted/he froze himself in amber/he created a device so that everyone in the town saw themselves as normal/etc). In fact this whole show is based on how much Walter loved his son and therefore traveled between universes to save him.
“Ever since puberty, ever since I was 11 or 12, I’ve had cyclical depression. That’s something that has been a defining feature of my life as an adult. It’s manageable. But it’s real. And it doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember. … Depression for me, you can’t distract your way out of it. … When you are depressed, it’s like the rest of the world is the mother ship, and you’re out there on a little pod and your line gets cut and you don’t connect with anything. You sort of disappear. And so it’s not something you can talk-therapy out of. It’s really a chemical thing. You get adrenaline from work, but adrenaline is not a cure.”—Rachel Maddow on depression (via nprfreshair)
And she’s saying really great things about depression, why she wears the clothes she does on her show, how she got her first job in media, and her first date with her partner Susan. Among other things.
I’ll post a link to the episode when it’s available.
Obviously we hurriedly gave him his fare in cash and got out of there. He didn’t want us to stay around any more than we did because we would have told the truth: he straight up hit a parked cab trying to get around it.