It's funny Mimi, sometimes you pour your heart out and shut your eyes and hit publish, hoping maybe someone kind of likes what you had to say, and then someone leaves a comment like this. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it.
What you wrote here - "constant bitter sweet intensity that is the saga of my life" - is beautifully put and I know it well. It always seems to change everything when someone else sees you too.
This really made my day (or week, probably) and I hope you live the best kinds of things on life's strange, wonderful trails.