THE GEM 17 SEP 2015 : DEAR GIRL! LIFE IS ADDICTIVE. YET WE MUST LIVE. JOYCE CAROL OATES

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“This is what I think. Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s a fucked-up way, like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap.”

Tess Callahan, April & Oliver

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