The garden where I sometimes sit to write.
I love having this extreme goal, this ideal of feeling good all day.
Melancholics are idealists: it’s ideals and meaning that excite us.
Feeling good bit by bit gradually doesn’t excite me. I love all or nothing ideals, even though I know they usually contribute to gradual progress.
An outside observer might say I’ve made gradual changes over time, but the thought of gradual change just doesn’t inspire me enough to commit to it!
I want the excitement of a great ideal and an enormous goal and an absolute accomplishment to move me.
“Feel good all day” is not only all of that, it’s also vague or general enough to keep my creativity flowing without fixating on precise outcomes.