John Cheever On Living

3FEEB7A0-F2A5-4A20-86A1-A6B5D8D8D883John  Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982)

But I awoke at three, feeling terribly sad, and feeling rebelliously that I didn’t want to study sadness, madness, melancholy, and despair. I wanted to study triumphs, the rediscoveries of love, all that I know in the world to be decent, radiant, and clear.