Ok, one last journal entry from 2005:
I want to make a quilt of things that I don’t like or am afraid of. Here is a list:
People who will break your heart
Mountaintop removal mining
Sometimes mild agoraphobia like going to the grocery store alone or making phone calls.
Driving in cities or merging in traffic when there’s lots of honking
Getting bit by a snake
People who are very drunk and angry
OK, I have no idea how to turn these things into a quilt. Never mind.
But I do love the metaphorical irony of embracing and creating warmth and comfort out of the things that bother me most.