Thursday, December 08, 2016


… Nancy Mairs, Who Wrote About Her Mental Illness and Multiple Sclerosis, Dies at 73 - The New York Times. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“To view your life as blessed does not require you to deny your pain,” she wrote in the introduction to “Carnal Acts.” “It simply demands a more complicated vision, one in which a condition or event is not either good or bad but is, rather, both good and bad, not sequentially but simultaneously. In my experience, the more such ambivalences you can hold in your head, the better off you are, intellectually and emotionally.”

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