Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

And there are bad days too…

Just following up on my previous post as a few people have noted how I’ve tried to make something positive of those events. It’s true, I have, but that doesn’t mean that I’m free from the trauma of those events. Those things stick with you and can come back out of the woodwork to knock you on your ass sometimes. Even years later.

I’ve been going through one of those periods for the last week. Someone very close to me  just went through their own cardiac adventure–different, but that doesn’t always matter–and it pushed all sorts of buttons. I worry. For me. For them. For family. For friends. There’s a little voice constantly in the background keeping me from getting things done. It’s not my first time on this rollercoaster, so I know it takes some patience and time.

That doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

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1 Comment

  1. Two quotes I particularly love:

    “I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.”
    – Bob Dylan

    The second,

    “And it came to pass…”

    I believe we travel through life clinging events and people in such an uncontrollable manner because whether big or small, it’s all become part of who we are. Life has meaning because it’s temporal. But in the present, it’s infinite. It’s a hard pill to swallow.

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