"I went out to the backyard and took a deep breath and felt this ridiculous sense of peace that I hadn’t felt since I was a child. From this moment forward, all I had to accomplish out of the seven hundred things that typically come into my mind every day is stay alive.


Of course that feeling is illusive. You can’t stay in that zone forever. But, it gave me a sense of being present that does stay with me everyday. And I realized that I was well-armed for this. I had written about the beauty of uncertainty, about how it prepares us to face life in the face of death. I had written about Carl Jung and his statement that most people spend the first half of their lives afraid to live and the second half of their lives afraid to die."

- Brian Hendricks