“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self) Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’
I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts
At some point I Got lost The where and whys don’t matter I just got lost, Disappeared, And was never Heard from Again There is a loss inside us all, Which can’t be fixed, And mine was paramount, Writ large, Expanded in a black hole Until there was none of me left, Nothing to find, … More Poem – Lost
Most days are boring Some days are good A handful are almost unendurable A smaller number still are quite wonderful It is for these that I live
What makes life worth living? There can be no universal answer to this, perhaps the greatest of questions because the answer would be different for each person. Things are further complicated if you have depression since the nature of the condition is to suck the joy out of experiences and thus out of life itself. … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
He saw her in the hotel lobby as he finished his next to last cigarette. She was tall for her age, brown-haired and serious-looking. He found himself staring at her. He didn’t know why. And as he stared, she gradually looked up and met his gaze. He looked away, embarrassed. Her mother was somewhere nearby. In … More Story – The Permanent Quit
There are so many questionnaires online about depression but few of them seem to get to the heart of the matter. This short yet self-indulgent approach I have selected may help redress the balance even if only to a very small degree. I hope you enjoy it. Hello and welcome Thanks – it’s a pleasure … More Depression – A Brief Interview With Myself