Friday, 21 September 2012

“Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.”

I love that metaphor, Millicent Fenwick, American fashion editor, politician and diplomat.

 The terrible squirrel cage of self...

It's one thing being ill and accepting that you can't, simply can't, carry on as normal, and letting go and allowing other people to help you...

It's quite another wallowing in self-pity and being furious with the fates for defeating you and demonstrating that you are, after all, fallible and, heaven forfend, not the superwoman you imagined yourself to be.

Note to self: must avoid kryptonite and seek extra energy from sunlight.