by Sarah Bakewell
Everything seems so unbearable. So difficult. So overwhelming.
It’s too much. There’s just too much crashing down all at once.
I’m struggling. Again. I can never remember how to get out of it.
I know it’ll pass but when? It’s been days. I want to do something to make it go away sooner.
‘It’ go away, or ‘you’ go away?
It’ll pass. Be patient. You have to ride it out.
Why? Says who? Who for? Who’s making it happen, testing how I deal with it?
What if I don’t want to anymore?
You do. Keep breathing. All will be well.
… It’ll pass.
That’s right. It’ll pass.