“Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”
Sometimes, a single line from a novel, a TV show, or a song describes the turmoil of depression better than anyone else can.
Like: “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.”
From Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Prozac Nation.
Some authors get that depression isn’t good or bad, it just is: “Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key.”
From Fiona Apple’s “Werewolf”.
And some authors make you realise that eventually it will pass: “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
From Matthew Quick’s Silver Linings Playbook.
And that you are not alone: “Depression is not something you ‘admit to’, it is not something you have to blush about, it is a human experience.”
From Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive.