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Still Hurting

When Your Mind is Too Full to Write

Get yourself back to an even keel.

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There is this delicious turn of phrase from John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars that has a lot of real estate in my mind. It’s one of the story’s memorable passages — which is saying something, truly. But I think that this line is so perfectly universal that it’s no wonder it’s caught on.

“My thoughts are stars I cannot…




Living with mental illness and making it through, day by day.

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.

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