thanks for sharing Kristen — I’m compelled to respond, not to feed you bullshit clichés like Hang in there, Cheer up, but just to say, I’ve been there, it sucks, I’m no good at doling out advice but I think you’re on the right track, life is full of minor pleasures and unexpected rewards, just enough to keep us going on tough days, you know what works best for you, reruns of Friends, or Seinfeld or Breaking Bad, writing — doesn’t need to be funny just needs to be honest — taking swims in bodies of water that other people consider unsuitable for that activity, sunshine on your face, $1 ice cream cones from McDonald’s, sharing a conspiratorial smile with a stranger, donating to a worthy charity, walking aimlessly in an unfamiliar neighborhood, etc.

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