I feel stronger, sharper, better. Woohoo! It's really great. And although my underlying illness is still keeping me from living my life, I've been seeing various people and doctors, and they keep telling me how much I've improved. It's a work in progress, it's a battle, it might still take a hell of a long time, but destiny is on my side, just have to be patient and keep focused.
Thoughts on HP LovecraftI read a story by HP Lovecraft yesterday which could have been great. It's called 'The Whisperer in the Darkness,' and like I said it could have been really amazing but I think the writer sorta goofed something up. He made the main character way too gullible... the guy in the story falls for a trick that no semi-intelligent person would ever fall for (and this guy was supposed to be a scholar too!). Anyways, that's the only thing that sucked about the story, because the rest of it, the way it was written, the atmosphere, all that was great! Even the suspense was good, although it was too easy to tell what was gonna happen.
Gotta recommend a great story by Lovecraft that blew my mind. It's called 'The Colour Out of Space,' really a phenomenal story. I think it's my favorite of all of Lovecraft's stories, at least of the ones I've read so far. It perfectly captures all the elements and themes that matter to him, things like fear of the unknown, entrapment, and pernicious elements from outer space. It's just awesome. I found this link, it has a bunch of Lovecraft's stories, including the couple I mentioned.