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    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      3 months ago

      Emerging from unconsciousness, you are completely undefended. Sometimes there’s an instant of blankness and you wonder: is it gone, am I free? Then the horror seeps or surges back.

      For some reason, being depressed burns up a lot of energy. Of course there’s no output—you don’t achieve anything—but your metabolism is racing. And you cry.

      It’s primal: when you’re hurting badly, you don’t want to feel alone and abandoned. You want to be held: literally, if possible; or figuratively, in a web of affection and concern.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Wildly depressed? Or just kinda/sorta unhappy sometimes? This one’s for you!