"[...] there haven't been many moments in my life when I've been able to sit back, relax, and forget.
Tonight was one of them. It was bliss. For a stolen evening, I was [me] again. Eating good food, enjoying good company, pretending I didn't have a care in the world. One thing I've learned is that the harder your life gets, the gentler you have to be with yourself when you finally get some downtime, or you can't be strong when you need to be."
- Karen Marie Moning in SHADOWFEVER