when all is
said and done,
is an attempt
existence . . .
The idea of feeling isolated is scary to
me – to walk through the world alone would be heartbreaking.
Books are medicine. A library is a medicine cabinet.
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.