Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hyperbole and a Half is a blog of funny stories told through quirky pictures.  When I read the most recent post and saw this picture, though, it quite literally brought tears to my eyes.

Picture by Allie at Hyperbole and a Half.

See that miserable person crumpled in a ball behind the couch?

This picture perfectly captures the essence of depression, of feeling like you are worthless, that nothing is worth doing, and no one will miss you anyway, so why even bother coming out of the corner.

I don't feel like this all the time any more, but that dark imp is always hiding at the edge of my peripheral vision, waiting to drag me back down into the shadows behind the couch.


Dclulu said...

So sorry to hear that. I, too, struggle with depression. I thought the Hyperbole post was right on and very brave, too.

Hang in there.

Gina said...

I haven't read that post yet, but I know the feeling, unfortunately. Luckily am out on the other side most of the time now, and gain comfort from the idea that if we HAVE come out of those corners, we know we are strong enough to do it again if need be. Good thoughts to you! (Glad to see the blog back, too!)

PJ said...

I think through the years I've had a touch of that here and there for sure (esp. with my lonely military lifestyle). ..and sometimes you can't 'think' yourself out of it. one thing I've found that I need to do for myself is to move through and do something you wouldn't normally do (out of routine)(like yesterday I went skiing for the first time in 20 years!..and I absolutely surprised myself..I still 'had it' I had no endurance or muscle strength, but it was amazing. shhh, but I'm 40 and hated it all year...but shoot- I have to 'let it go' First you have the courage to share and I thank you for that! Here's to YOU :)

Claire said...

Thinking of you and Emma xx

kt said...

love hyperbole and a half.

love you.

hang in there sue. we're routing for you from philly, for sure.