Depression is personal. My depression may not be like that of others. What depresses me may not others. Still no matter the cause, it affects us. Never have I thought of this feeling. Largely I thought that it didn’t affect me. Lately I’ve identified it. Spoken to it. Observed it and listed its characteristics. Depression is me. I am depression. No, this isn’t about vigorous embracement. Acknowledge the feeling and allow yourself to be there. Silent.
Is there a cure? Unexpectedly it arrived in video form. Videos from The School of Life. These brief videos on various pholosphers helped me to understand depression and make fiends with it. And like friends I run into her now and again.