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Escaping the Darkness

Life wasn't always the way it is now. I'd like to debunk the myth that I'm living in some glorious state of bliss. Am I happy? Yes, without a doubt. Have I always been happy? Not even close. I've had some fairly dark times in my life (I think we all have) and there were also some days that I felt like I was breaking under the crush of the endless waves of guilt, loneliness, dread, questions and sadness. I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider calling it a life.

Frisson.


You've had it happen before. You're listening to some piece of music and at a particular moment you get goosebumps, the hair on the back of your neck stands up. This is known as frisson. Something resonated so deep within us that we had a physical reaction to it. It's also usually one of the deciding factors of when we decide that we want to listen to a song 100 times in a row or not.