Friday, 7 February 2014
My roommate Georgina came in swiftly and totally, during her junior year at Vassar. She was in a theater watching a movie when a tidal wave of blackness broke over her head. The entire world was obliterated - for a few minutes. She knew she had gone crazy. She looked around the theater to see if it had happened to everyone, but all the other people were engrossed in the movie. She rushed out, because the darkness of the theater was too much when combined with the darkness in her head.
And after that? I asked her.
A lot of darkness, she said.
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted.