I've dreamed a lot. I'm tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.
— Fernando Pessoa
I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories from your life... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. That is the work. The only work.
finding words where words were absent before and being able to share your deepest pain and deepest feelings with another human being —This is one of the most profound experiences we can have, and such resonance [is] fundamental to healing the isolation of trauma.
Communicating fully is the opposite of being traumatized.
Bourdain: To sit alone or with a few friends, half-drunk under a full moon, you just understand how lucky you are; it’s a story you can’t tell. It’s a story you almost by definition, can’t share. I’ve learned in real time to look at those things and realize: I just had a really good moment.