Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

I wanna go to Lance’s therapist

At the end of a long story about naked cats, book reviews, therapy, and relationships, Lance repeated something that his therapist told him. He asked why he felt this need to reveal things online. The response blew me away:

Everyone needs to ask the universe a few questions now and again. Some people call that prayer, some people call that meditation, there are different words and different methods but the goal is the same. We come to places we can’t figure out on our own, and even our friends and family can’t really help. So we ask the universe – the larger power, God, what have you. And I think your web page, that act, that place, that’s your larger power. You launch the questions out there and sometimes you get a response, sometimes not. It’s the act that’s important. You’ve just chosen a unique and very public God to question.

I have been posting personal stories on the web for 10 years, and I’d never thought of it that way.


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