Friday, 1 June 2018


I am not depressed at the moment but when I came across this I felt I just had to share it.

"Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a 20 mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. If I know anything about it this is what I know: It’s impossible to escape."

           — Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes


  1. Another person who has extremely well expressed life with depression (in a very, very funny way) is Jenny Lawson, on her blog (and in her books)... if you're interested, take a peek:

  2. Great quote, Thank you John for posting that
    The description 20 mile hike is spot on. Now if folks ask what I did today, when I go out for a walk, I can say a 20 mile hike. :) Lifts my spirits it does.

  3. Been there, don't want to go back.

  4. This sounds very, very sad and so utterly hopeless. I know from several people in my wider circle of friends and family that they successfully manage to keep their own black cloud at bay - most of the time. Medication and therapy have come a long way.

  5. I am hoping it is not impossible to escape. Please tell me there are tools.


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