As we all know, anesthetizing ourselves from our overwhelm and anxiety with Netflix or ice cream or reading or sex rarely satiates for long. What satisfies and fulfills in a deep and lasting way is that which is hard: creating something from nothing, giving expression to that which we didn’t realize we knew, the arduous work of digging up and straightening out thoughts, setting them down still squirming and supple on the page. – Gila Lyons

Is this a revelation for anyone else, or did the universe just send it arrow-sharp right to my heart hole just when I needed it most? You can read the rest of Lyons’ post at the Brevity blog

In related news, I’m staying off Facebook for at least one more week, I think. 

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