I know some of you have read today’s Hyperbole and a Half post already, but I just want to point you to it if you don’t follow Allie’s blog. It’s a completely unvarnished description of her experience living with depression over the past year and even though it isn’t the same as my experience, there are some things that really resonate, particularly the crying thing (“Why are you crying?” “I don’t know. It’s just something that’s happening”) and the trying to make the appropriate expressions when talking to people but not being able to really engage.
I’m not sure if it’s one of those things that I should say trigger warning about, but, well, there. I’ve said it (but it doesn’t end badly). It’s also a pretty huge read (both length-wise and emotionally), even though it has pictures, so maybe read it when you’ve got a bit of time. And stick with it to the end.
PS I laughed about the corn. Maybe it’s like a depression shibboleth or something, if you understand her reaction to the corn. I also like that we both obviously have the same experience of the couch.
|from Eating the Blues|
Edit to add:
Someone told me about the encouragement that this blog was to a friend last night, especially in terms of thinking through living with depression as a Christian. I have to say that was the most humbling thing ever. If anything I’ve ever written has helped someone stick it out then it’s been worth it!