Lost For Words #1

“Depression, when it’s clinical, is not a metaphor. It runs in families, and it’s known to respond to medication and to counseling.

However truly you believe there’s a sickness to existence that can never be cured, if you’re depressed you will sooner or later surrender and say:
I just don’t want to feel bad anymore.
The shift from depression realism to tragic realism, from being immobilized by darkness to being sustained by it, thus strangely seems to require believing in the possibility of a cure…”

Jonathan Franzen


One thought on “Lost For Words #1

  1. What a great quote!

    Sorry it took me so long to get to this. I’ve been working on several big projects in my life and just finished the last one in this set. Now it’s time to catch up on the rest of my life — like blogs!

    I hope you’re having a great day. You know, if you want to. Or that you’re wonderfully miserable if that’s what feel right today.

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