January 14, 2004:

The healing process, with its ups and downs.

Turmoil, panic, anger, pain. Difficult as it is the trend is upward, meaning that day by day the lows become a little less low while the average becomes a little more average, as though the whole magic is simply to accumulate enough sleep over enough nights, until the hurt becomes distant and eventually meaningless, and you feel like yourself again.

So that in the end it's possible the new average is maybe a little more healthy than the old, before this particular hurt took place.

That's a kind thought.