Indeed.
Where Angels Fear
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Yes (putting on my therapist’s hat), the darkness is strong within you, even though you cover it with humor and irreverence to protect your sensitive self where it lingers, seemingly forever.

Such is the blessed, but pained fate of the creatives who must — because they are driven so — transform their suffering through their art.

(the therapist’s — or was it dunce’s? — hat off)

Do read about the theory of positive disintegration, if I may be so bold to propose it.