Arnon Grunberg



Day one outside the mental institution – I miss the structure of the asylum, 5 p.m. dinner, Tuesday morning, art therapy, but life under my mother’s awning isn’t bad either.
I read a column by David Brooks:

“Orthodox believers now live with a different tension: how to combine the masterpieces of humanism with the central mysteries of their own faiths. This pluralism can produce fragmentations and shallow options, and Taylor can eviscerate them, but, over all, this secular age beats the conformity and stultification of the age of fundamentalism, and it allows for magnificent spiritual achievement.”

(Read the complete article here.)

It struck me that psychosis is also a magnificent spiritual achievement.

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