“Heaven be praised for solitude! I am alone now. Let me cast and throw away this veil of being, this cloud that changes with the last breath, night and day, and all night and day. Let me be alone.”—Virginia Woolf, from The Waves (via violentwavesofemotion)
alone is not my natural state of being. but when you live with easy sensory overload, it is a real refuge.
You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
“When other people can simply do things, I have to attack it and make a plan like I am strategizing a war. It is in that lifestyle, the difference between being sick and healthy. It is the beautiful ability to not think and just do. I miss that freedom.”—Christine Miserandino (via chronic-illness-support)