my fish are dead

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I’ve been never knowingly suffered from depression. I don’t know what it’s like. I’ve listened to people who are probably suffering from depression, taking their calls to helplines.

I’ve listened to their long silences.  There’s something peaceful and reassuring in sharing a long silence over the phone. I’ve heard their curiously monotone voices. I’ve listened to them repeatedly describe their situation as-if they’ve forgotten what they said before their last silence. A brief auditory glimpse into what may be depression.

Scary Duck pointed out this blog post: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/depression-part-two.html

Allie’s story captured my attention, held it with wit and comic engaging sketches. It’s helped give me an insight into one way of experiencing depression. I’ll be following Allie’s writing from now on, once I work out how to replace my google reader….

my fish are dead
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  1. Indigo Roth writes:

    Allie’s page hit me pretty hard. I’ve worked hard to escape from that place, and now think life is pretty damned sparkly. But I still remember, and it was horrible reliving it. Everyone should read this.I’ll repost. But I probably won’t comment to Allie, and feel shitty about that, and unable to explain why.

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  2. Scarlet writes:

    Have you tried Feedly as a replacement for Reader? It’s okay.
    Sx

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    wendy writes

    Feedly is what I’m using…. 🙂

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  3. Brian writes:

    My switch to Feedly was effortless! I like it even better than Google Reader. I signed in with my Google ID and all my feeds (including yours, of course) instantly appeared.

    Allie’s feed was the first that I added in Feedly. The writing and the pictures combine together wonderfully. It’s a rare gift to be able to convey something so powerfully.

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