don't think happiness is a permanent state; it's some kind of treaty you make
with your circumstances at the time...I've been chiseling at it for years. I
find that when I try to echo this thing in the bottom of my soul, that's when I
do my best. It satiates this little flickering flame that won't go away. If it
were to go away, I'd lose my gift. It's a remarkable condition, really. I'm
glad I've got it."