Distraction Is My Drug of Choice

It’s not as harmless as it sounds.

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV

My mom gifted me a silent retreat for my 16th birthday. Unfortunately, it was at a bleak nunnery, not a luxurious spa. The rainy, windswept hills outside matched the stark walls and sparsely furnished rooms inside. Grey desolation all around, except for the occasional horror of tortured, bloody Jesus on a cross around every corner.

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Juliane Bergmann

Juliane Bergmann

I love words and people and “…conversations that it seemed a sin to break off: the ones that made the sacrifice of the following day a trivial one.” — Hitchens