Gerry and I took a short trip this weekend and some of the gifts were conversation en route, hope resurrected, and releasing the weight of “is this all there is?”.

I’ve been wrestling with depression—there, I’ve written it. I spoke it aloud a few days ago and now I’ve written it so it’s official. I’ve been in a dark place.

Maybe there are more shadows ahead but the respite of a few days away lingers sweet this morning. Resting here for now.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Creatives often suffer from depression, so you are not alone. My daughter-in-law, an art therapist. mentioned yesterday that most of her clients are suffering from depression, anxiety, and OCD. The pandemic has magnified such symptoms. Self-expression: art, writing, music, gardening – all helps.

    I’m glad you found some light amidst the shadows. ((( )))

  2. Welcome to my world, but it’s hard to admit out loud either in verbal exchange or the written word. I’m glad you received hope and light from your weekend experience. Marian’s comment shares a great deal about our situation, doesn’t it? Praying for the dark to lift so we might find the light waiting for us in greater quantity.

  3. Hoping that the bright sunshine of your glorious photo continues to spill over into your days, despite whatever is looming outside or inside. Light always conquers the dark …

  4. Respite, a day away and change of scenery “lingers sweet.” So true. I hope you’ll have more of these sweet moments of rest and light.

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