KateR (pooplord) wrote,

my mother knows me too well

She told me to sit down before telling me yesterday upon my return from the beach that David Foster Wallace hanged himself. I didn't sit down but I did run to her kitchen and sob for several minutes, which is strange because the only other people in the living room were her and my husband and you'd think I could've cried in front of them. Jeez. I'm a sap and a doof, among other things.

Good and probably relevant reading on manic-depressive illness I mean bipolar disorder: An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins who has been studying as well as suffering from this disorder for years and years.

I guess I'm not using a lot of commas in honor of DFW or something. Anyway. Man. Working now, not thinking about this very much.
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