I always find the hardest part about getting ready for a big imaginary event is simply finding the energy it takes to face the mirror. I suggest a few hours of bed rest before starting ANYTHING (preferably with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and the latest issue of Soap Opera Weekly). Two hours in bed is ideal. Two hours UNDER the bed is even better. Don’t even think about what you’re going to wear during this rest period. For now, you must clear your mind of everything.
Now get up — slowly — and go to the full-length mirror. Take off all your clothes and look at yourself— really look at yourself.
Now go have a good cry. God is cruel, I know, I know.
That was to let you know what you’re up against: reality.
Your goal is to do away with reality. Reality is for poor people. It’s for ugly people with no imagination and no hope.
Reality is for everybody else.
”—Opening chapter of Freak Show by James St. James