“When you’re depressed, people think that you can’t do anything, so they ask very little of you. In a way, you start to feel like they don’t trust that you’re capable of anything. By giving you space or letting you rest, they’re saying in the subtext, “You’re not well enough to do much right now.” This, of course, can backfire and force you to sink further. Bunker came to me with so many gifts, but also with so many essential needs: love, food, water, training, consolation, exercise, discipline, and I knew that he didn’t doubt that I could show up for him. I never once doubted that I was the one who could give this dog the best possible life.”
This is a quote from an interview I did with a great web site, the incredibly popular Sweatpants & Coffee. Their tagline is, A bastion of comfort and sanity in an uncomfortable world. How great is that? Writer Jordan Rosenfeld sent me the interview questions via e-mail, and I took them with me on a writing retreat. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about and writing these answers, and I hope you’ll read the whole interview. It’s long, but filled with a lot of thought and love. Here it is.
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