“I want to believe” is actually my favourite catchphrase to come out of The X-Files because it’s simultaneously optimistic and skeptical. “Wanting to believe” is different from blind faith - it implies that you’re holding out for a burden of proof, even when the belief itself is desirable. There’s a level of restraint in that phrase that is so beautiful and pure; it feels wondrous and curious but also totally sane and grounded in reality. I think that’s why it continues to resonate.
Self care is speaking to mothman in long dead languages with breath that smells of dusty libraries. Self care is praying to aliens light years away with hasty mantras. Self care is sucking Bigfoot’s dick behind the Arby’s.