I'm fascinated with artists, she said. I love reading about their lives. You know how they say that so many artists are melancholic?
Apparently, the part of the brain that can obsess over dark things like death and pain and nothingness, which is depression more or less, is the same part of the brain that allows a person to obsess over the infinite challenges of art and produces something like stamina.
I don't know. Or focus. The focus required to complete one long query.
Am I making sense?
text is from the novel, Irma Voth by Miriam Toews.