Title: On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft (wikipedia page)
Author: Stephen King
In his memoir, Stephen King writes about his serious injuries and the rehabilitation that followed when he was hit by a car.
You try to tell yourself that you’ve been lucky, most incredibly lucky, and usually that works because it’s true. Sometimes it doesn’t work, that’s all. Then you cry. (p. 250)
This quote says to me that if I have a day when the normal stuff doesn’t work it doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with me or my coping method. It’s good to try and have perspective on your circumstances, and that can be a way to comfort yourself. But some days the things that normally comfort you just don’t work. I like this quote because on those days I might feel like I should be able to cope. It’s okay to have days when you grieve.