Depression: Moment of Bliss
I feel so sad right now; so worn down and useless, and for the past three hours, I’ve been sitting in my own depression without the ability to see a reason or a way out. Not necessarily defeated. More like too tired to put up another fight. A few weeks ago I watched my friend… Continue reading
Depression: Reflection in Slow Time
I climb mountains in my mind Higher than any visible range on the planet. I climb these mountains all day and night, often just high enough to peek over the tops of them, and often for only as long as someone else can stand to look in my direction. I’m not writing these words so… Continue reading
Writing Through Depression: Yesterday We Lived Forever
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning. – Carl Sandburg It is not easy to write about depression. From the perspective of the sufferer – in this case myself – there are several reasons to avoid doing so. First of all, on days… Continue reading
Here We Go Again: I’m not okay right now. I know I will be, but I don’t know when.
It isn’t typically very easy for a depressed person to explain said depression. This, I believe, is one reason the illness continues to be so misunderstood. Certainly, the sadness involved in learning about depressing things keeps a good bulk of people away from the subject entirely. Why wouldn’t one avoid this if they had the… Continue reading
THE WORLD WE KNEW AS CHILDREN
“It is the news that no one is singular, that no argument will change the course, that one’s time is more gone than not, and what is left waits to be spent gracefully and attentively, if not quite so actively” — Mary Oliver Three weeks ago, straight off of what was probably… Continue reading
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