Why wanting peace is bad for you

Peace seems to be something everybody wants. It is one of the most common ways of saying to someone that we want him/her to be well: «Go with peace.» «May peace be with you.» «Peace, my friend.» We’ve all heard those phrases and maybe used them ourselves. And even though I understand it is a very nice thing to say, I am never comfortable when people wish me peace.

WALK THE LINE

Writing this, I’m sitting in a hotel lobby in Denmark. I should be writing on my novel, as I always do, but there’s a war going on in my mind. It’s been like this since yesterday – I have “racing thoughts” and horrible scenes are constantly playing in front of my invisible eye, again and again and again.