I can be miserable if I want to. You don’t need to try and make it go away. It shouldn’t go away. It’s just as sad as it ought to be and I’m not going to hide from what’s true just because it hurts.
Quote from the character Cee in her novel Home. So important. As her brother immediately thought consoling her would be telling her not to cry, she found the meaning within pain instead of performing happiness solely to comfort him. People need the space to feel whatever is true. It’s a good novel.