Health / Quotes Filter
  1. “I had a health scare last week that slapped me, once again, into awareness that I’m alone.”

    Health
  2. “All the ways I know to ask for help slip through my fingers and I watch them as they fall. Pain makes me ‘authentically’ autistic, it strips back my mask and my connections, and it sits me down; silent and alone.”

    Autism
  3. “Hope has its own distinct kind of pain. Allowing oneself to hope — realistically, clear-sightedly, understanding the odds of change — is tying your heart to your sleeve, vulnerable as a new bruise.”

    Academia
  4. “We’re all pointing in different directions. I’d like to think I know where True North is, but with so many others’ fingers extended, jabbing all over the place, how can I be sure?”

    Commentary
  5. “So, while the lobby of the cancer center is probably one of the most depressing places on the planet, it’s also one that gives me an odd sense of comfort.”

    Death
  6. My dad passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease in July of 2012, fewer than two years after he was diagnosed…. I’ll never understand why it had to happen to him…. So when Ms. Hoekstra asks, ‘Does Stephen Hawking care if you dump ice on your head?’ it’s easy to see why I’d be upset.

    Current Events