Friday, 21 September 2012

A bit of darkness

Reading (shorts, novels, poems, scripts and so on...) is wondrous: when you are young, fairies are brought to life, magic made real... And when you are older (sometimes, bitter, twisted, disillusioned and disheartened), your feelings are articulated, giving you hope - that little something you need to get you through - because someone else has felt what you feel, or understood it at least, found a light, and come out of it alive. So, remember, that debilitating darkness within you, which alienates you from the rest of the world, isn't so rare and you're forming anonymous bonds, with people you will never know, in your joint loneliness.

Unless you're pretty happy. In which case, reading is healthy and fun!