Thank you Stephen Fry for speaking out. Depression is an illness.
HUGE thanks to Stephen Fry for his documentary on bipolar, and for speaking out about mental illness, and for those of us with one kind of another!
You are so worth this!
Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’.
I am more than half-persuaded that I am a man’s soul, put by some freak of nature into a woman’s body… because I have fallen in love in my life with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.
These are so amazingly designed!
Lupus can go “suck a f*ck!” (Thank you to the movie Donnie Darko for that line! Hmmm… I may have to turn that on to watch now!)
Anyway….. the last few days have been more active than I’ve been able to handle, especially with the fact I’ve already been flaring.
I’ve been sleeping a lot (which is always fun when in pain and having no pain meds…..) and today every time I’ve woken up I’ve been in a puddle of sweat. That’s one of the most gross things my body has done to me…. and I’ve got bladder and digestive issues…….
The sweating thing always bothers me a ton……
Anyway…. I just wanted to rant/whine about my stupid lupus flare. :(
I don’t know how to live in this world, if these are the choices, if everything just gets stripped away.
It’s so difficult to describe [depression] to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness, I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling. That’s what Dementors are.
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