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my fish are dead

Friday, May 10th, 2013 | tags: , , , ,  |

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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blogging meme conformity

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | tags: , ,  |

A meme packaged as an ‘award’, from the very talented Scarlet! Perpetuating the meme is called ‘accepting the award’ and involves publishing an answer to the following four questions and then fingering a couple of bloggers who’ve recently inspired/moved/fingered me.

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
I’d be born a white, English-speaking, man – then drive for equality from the advantages of this privileged position.

2. If you could repeat any age which would it be?
15, and I’d be more creative about getting to go to the local 6th form college rather than attending the local comprehensive where all sorts of unpleasantness happened in the following 2 years.  

3. What really scares you?
People who get obsessed with me.  It’s why I have an online pseudonym. They’ve cropped up throughout my life, both male and female, and prompted me to move home, involve the police and ‘HR’ services. They seem normal at first then start showing a fantastic ability to build and maintain a reality that I just don’t recognise. They also try and persuade the people around me to believe their fantasies. One of them showed me his gun and knife collections, that was when I realised that him holding down a good job and telling entertaining stories were not sufficient signs of a well adjusted person. I left the USA within the year.

4. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
Margaret Thatcher’s father before her conception. I’d have a vasectomy.

Bloggers I’d like to finger for this award ….  …..um, I’m having difficulty here, does that mean I don’t get the award? These are people who’s writings I actually read….

 

blogging meme conformity
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