Thursday, September 16, 2010


Liberation tried to commit suicide when he was seventeen. Things got even worse before they got better. He was married to Terror for nearly ten years. One day, when he was wandering famished and half-crazy in the mountains, he bumped into Ecstasy. Ecstasy wept to be reunited with his old friend and taught Liberation a simple prayer. After that Liberation was free to leave Terror.

~from The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

Is it terror that stands between us and our liberation, or is it boredom? Are they two sides of the same mask?

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Anne Johnson said...

I'm not sure I would say "terror." That word supposes a legitimate threat. I would say rather "anxiety," which is a state of fear without the presence of danger.

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