Maria Kalman on thinking

“Really. Don’t think too much.

Heaven forfend I would tell you what to do. But sorrow, worry, agita, gloom, anxiety, dread, despair cannot be sustained. All too real – but there must be a respite. Some moments of an empty brain. Walking will do the trick. Without fail. But if you happen to have a simple shiny red ball, throwing it up in the air will also work. Or against a wall. Or with a person who happens to walk into your home. Who? Nietzsche, for instance. He walks in. You throw him a ball. It’s a party. The brain is relieved of all thoughts. The brain cries out with gratitude. In the strangeness of life, live.”

— Maria Kalman