We have been taught that self-destruction is an awful thing. “It is bad,” we’ve been told by therapists, psychologists, and those who do not understand its seduction. I would like to edit that. Instead of, “It is bad,” I would like for it to read, “It is.” It is what we do naturally. We smoke too much, we drink too much, we drive sobbing in the rain. Our hearts break and we do not eat. At times we drink to forget, and at times, we forget for years. These are our imperfections. They are not who we are, they are simply the things that form us.
Sabrina Chap, Preface of Live Through This: On Creativity and Self Destruction (via bledintothesea)