Having ADHD is like being underwater. You can do it, but it takes increasing effort, you get very restless, and eventually you can’t do it at all. Beyond a certain point, “trying” has nothing to do with it.
And the fish all around you say you could hold your breath forever if you just tried hard enough and made the effort. I mean come on, they do it all the time and it’s easy.
Listeners, as you know, it’s sandwich day. Every Thursday one lucky Night Vale citizen takes Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich. This Thursday that was me.
And today we were out of peanut butter! So I asked my scientist boyfriend, Carlos, what to give him, and he said ‘a tuna sandwich’. I can’t give Pudge tuna! Do you know what tuna is, listeners? It’s fish! If I give Pudge tuna, I’d be an abomination!
Carlos asked me why this is so important, but of course as we all know, Pudge controls the weather.
sometimes i still cry when i think of the line “pudge controls the weather” because all she wants is to protect other kids from having to deal with the same pain that she dealt with losing her parents in a rainstorm.