I was very far away. My real life had gone underground and could not be seen by anybody. The person at the surface that everybody saw was no longer me.

— Philip O Ceallaigh

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But you learn to smother the living breathing soul, go deaf to it, and this violence to the self is what is commonly called sanity in the places where I have lived.


Everybody likes to see the loner hitched. It tells them everything is right with the world.


All a person does in a moment of suffering is to suffer. There is not room for anything else.


I wanted impossible things. I wanted my life with her before it all turned bad. What I had been given had been taken away and now I was even less than before.