Depression

Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem:”

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

I’m sorry to hear that you are so sad and stuck. The only good thing I have to say about this is that being able to be very sad and very stuck indicates a certain sort of health. I believe that only whole people have the capacity to really fall apart. I’ve struggled with major depression all my life, I know I’ll always have it, but I’ve found ways to manage it and one of them is work, this writing work and drawing work that we do. And ‘manage’ is a optimistic word. It’s more like being able to convince the giant scorpion to let go of my face for about an hour. But what an hour!

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com.br/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html

 

These thoughts belong to someone I forgot the name, will add it here soon