On days when everything feels a little jumbled, when the words don’t come, I’ve learned to seek something outside of myself. And I’ve found that on days when words are difficult, often the world will intervene in some way. I’ll come across a song, a line from a poem, an excerpt from a novel I haven’t read in years, or—most often—a video that makes its way onto a screen in front of my eyes seemingly incidentally, but with eerie accuracy, that explains that particular feeling better than I can on my own. And then it becomes something to work with, something to sit with and wallow in and understand a little better.
This is how today feels: