Sunday, February 19, 2012

Carolyn Hax on Hurt vs. Disappointment

You say you’re hurt; I think your word choice offers you a way off your dangerous line of thinking. Hurt is a byproduct of rejection — it’s, “I didn’t get cake because the person serving it doesn’t like me.” Disappointment, on the other hand, is, “I didn’t get cake because it was gone by the time I got there.”
from this column

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cary Tennis quote

"Four months sober is its own special condition. It may manifest as confusion or certainty, clarity or dullness, energy or lethargy, high or low, but it is an edge; it is a liminal state out of which a strange future is being born."
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