I Needed This
"Am I crazy?" she asked. "I feel like I am sometimes."
"Maybe," he said, rubbing her forehead. "But don't worry about it. You need to be a little bit crazy. Crazy is the price you pay for having an imagination. It's your superpower. Tapping into the dream. It's a good thing not a bad thing." - Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
A book that got you through a tough time :
I read this last spring and it reinvigorated my desire to read fiction again. As a history grad student I read all the time but always nonfiction. Also, the discussions about loneliness, depression, bullying, and dementia really touched close to home as I've experienced all of these in different facets of my life. When people want different experiences represented (I.e. Races, class, gender, sexual orientation etc) I always agree and would like to add mental health. Somehow seeing depression from the outside helped me realize that I wasn't as alone as I thought. Ozeki knew about it & how to write it. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone!