MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sunset and depression

That makes a great post title doesn't it?

This is what we saw out our front door last night.  The colours were absolutely spectacular!  Unfortunately we have a lot of wires between us and the sky which doesn't make for very good pictures.
  The second part of this post is to point you towards the latest installment in the on-going series about depression that my friend Pam has been posting.  She and I have had many discussions about the depression we both suffer from and I so admire what she's doing with these posts.  How I wish I had known someone like her when I was first diagnosed.  It would have been so helpful to know I wasn't alone.  Please go here to read Pam's latest post.  Even if you don't suffer from depression yourself, reading her posts will help you understand those who do.

6 comments:

Yvonne said...

Thanks for her link MA. So many people go undiagnosed and still today depression has such a stigma attached to it. I love what she said about doing something that has eye hand coordination to help yourself.... starting out 5 minutes a day. I think that is why art of some kind...any kind... helps... and saves us. I have suffered from depression in the past also and know what it is like.

dogonart said...

I checked Pamela's post and find her down to earth and believable. As for myself I'm a bit frightened of being pursued by the black dog depression and tend to move my thoughts away from the subject in case I fall down that hole. I agree with the 5 minutes hand/eye and structured day strategies. Don't always do it but good to be reminded.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I have suffered from it for, oh boy...I'm sure it started in my teens but really cut loose 20 years ago. BAD. REALLY BAD.
Yes, you can learn to live with it.
There's a lot more of *US* that the so-called normal people! :D
I will have to check her link tomorrow...thanks for putting it up!

XXOO~~♥
Anne, Charter Member of the OCOF Society

Carol said...

I was diagnosed 20+ years ago and actually do thank the heavens everyday that my doctor saw the signs and hit on the right meds. There's a lot of us out here, aren't there.

Doreen G said...

I read Pam's post this morning and even though I am not a sufferer I applaud her for her truthfulness and courage to publish it.
Thank God there are people like Pam in this world who can share what she has been through.

MosaicMagpie said...

What a georgeous sunset. Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Pam really speaks from her heart. There is something we can all learn from her. If you do not suffer with depression you probably know someone that is.
Debbie