This is one of my favorite quotes ever. I found it on The Bunny Blog my senior year of high school, one night at 3 or 4 in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. I remember sending it–on the verge of tears from understanding–to a friend saying THIS is what I was trying to explain. I am taking it so ridiculously out of context but it doesn’t matter, the literal interpretation is better.
We started talking about what it feels like to be young and have ability. You feel like you’re going insane, and you’re always afraid of empty or quiet rooms for the flashes of nebulous shit buzzing around you. You never feel truly alone. There is whispering in your ear and you can’t tell anyone about it. You never have control over the energy around you and no one else even knows its there, and when you slip into sleep its with white knuckles and sweat because the things you see on that plane between your eyes and the rest of the world are getting clearer every day. But like any fear, with age it dissipates.
Erin Leigh Tyler