1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.
Well the nearest stack of books to me are the storybooks that I read to Asher when it's bedtime. (Last night's selections: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and You Are My I Love You.) But underneath that stack was a book that I started reading... way back when. IDEK. It was good, from what I can recall. It's called Listening to Prozac by Peter D. Kramer, and it's kind of about the way that Prozac can be life-changing and almost personality-altering, in addition to lifting depression. I definitely had that experience, at least until it stopped working for me, damn it. Anyway.
Page 123, beginning at sentence 5:
The animal models seem to say that pain has its price, even for those in whom trauma does not produce major depression. The victim carries his scars. Indeed, the vagaries of life being what they are, we all bear scars. We should not expect any clear line of division, then, between health and the early stages of illness. Very likely, a good many of us are in the early stages of kindled depression. The only question is whether good fortune or ongoing processes of protection or repair will save us from suffering a full-blown course of illness.
Interesting. What do you think, f-list? Do you agree with this little nugget? :D
mga1999, linelenagain, wemblee, sleepygoof8784, and yeomanrand. Unless you don't want to, of course, and if anyone else who sees this wants to do it, consider yourself tagged as well!