This is for you if you are or ever have been in the depths of despair...comfort yourself in that Anne has been there too and knows what it's like...and be thankful there are Marillas who make you eat anyway!
"You're not eating anything," said Marilla sharply, eying
her as if it were a serious shortcoming. Anne sighed.
"I can't. I'm in the depths of despair. Can you eat when
you are in the depths of despair?"
"I've never been in the depths of despair, so I can't say,"
"Weren't you? Well, did you ever try to IMAGINE you were in
the depths of despair?"
"No, I didn't."
"Then I don't think you can understand what it's like. It's
very uncomfortable feeling indeed. When you try to eat a lump
comes right up in your throat and you can't swallow anything,
not even if it was a chocolate caramel."
Anne of Green Gables, Chapter Three