Good People You Should Know About

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23 November 2009

I’ve been swimming in a sea of work this term — good work, honest work, meaningful work — and the cumulative effect is starting to manifest.  Do you know that thing that happens when you can’t seem to rest, even when you are not working?  When getting to a place of actual rest, body and mind, becomes harder work than the working?  In other words, you have to work real hard at rest?  It’s pretty f*&#%-ed up.

The other thing that happens is that you start to become entirely too much the center of your own despairing universe.  So to push back on that, I want to thank the good people (writers, all) whose recent generosity and thoughtfulness have helped me reach the other side on some things and thus make this exhausting time just a little less exhausting:

Melissa Febos

Tess Taylor

David Shields

Lee Herrick

Blas Manuel De Luna

Susie DeFord

Ken Chen

It’s the little things that make a difference.

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One Response to “Good People You Should Know About”

  1. Melissa Says:

    Thank you, dear Sonya. I know exactly the phenomenon you are talking about; I know to get concerned when I start working too hard at not working. And you are also a comfort.


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