Thursday, June 4, 2015

When therapy began to help

I can't point to the moment in this story when therapy actually began to help. Sentences flow in a necessarily linear manner, but whatever self-understanding I've gained through therapy has come about in a circular, roundabout path that would bore the pants off any reader if I tried to write about it. What is boorish and hackneyed on paper can be profound and life-changing in reality.
Lucy Grealy, “The Story So Far,” in Jason Shinder, ed., Tales from the Couch: Writers on Therapy (New York: HarperCollins, 2000), p. 215.

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