resilience

Adversity proved good preparation for adversity. I believed, experience had taught me, that my desperate missing of Richard would pass. I believed that my restlessness would yield to ease, that night would find its way to day. I took it on faith, beneath my desperation and longing for Richard, that at some point, unannounced, a love for life would reemerge. I had been through so many cycles of darkness and light that I believed to my quick that nature would keep to her rhythms. If I survived madness, I said often to myself after Richard died, I can survive anything. I had found discipline and a harsh optimism from living on the edges of sanity.”  Kay Redfield Jamison ‘Nothing Was The Same’

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