- J.D. Salinger
I feel like this a lot. Especially lately. I can only imagine that when people look at me they see a woman seemingly collected, steady and able to take on the world, with no thought to the experiences and thoughts writhing in my mind. These things don’t stop me, even when they overwhelm me, but it makes it all the harder to see the next day into the future when the reality of the present is so heavy. Sometimes when too much has gone wrong, or just that one last thing has gone wrong, I have to kneel down and physically place my hands on the ground to make sure that the floor isn’t actually falling out from under me. They never know by looking at me what is going on within. I try to remember that when looking at others as well.