Brent Runyon

Maybe I would have become an actor. I was a very outgoing kid, but being in the hospital – being outside of social action for so long – turned me into an observer. Actually, right after I got out of the hospital, I did start writing a novel, but the book was so transparently about me that I stopped.

Before everything, I used to do this thing when I was upset-I used to take all my feelings and push them down inside me. It was like they were garbage and I was compacting it to get more in. I felt like I could keep pushing all my feelings down into my socks and I wouldn’t have to worry about them. I don’t think I do that anymore.