Depression is a funny thing…

(Photograph by Kat Love via UnSplash)

I’ve been through – before the pandemic – in fact, last century – I’ve been through that odd phase of not leaving the house and leaving my curtains closed all day.

I also went through a phase of not opening mail for a week or so. This was strangely like the English comedian Malcolm Hardee – a man never visibly depressed. He once told me that he would randomly throw some mail away, unopened, not knowing who had sent it nor how important it was. 

At least I opened mine eventually.

Now I open my mail as soon as it arrives and I keep my curtains open during the day.

I don’t open my windows, of course.

I was partly brought up at a very impressionable age in a council flat on a hill in Aberdeen, Scotland.

If you opened the window fully there, you would have frozen to death.

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One response to “Depression is a funny thing…

  1. Paul Vickers

    Thanks John,

    That really helped as I’m laying in the dark with the curtains shut as I write I’ve started having a few off days. I’m afraid of social media, what happens to me is I slowly do less and less and kind of shutdown after awhile. That’s what lockdown does to me anyway. I don’t go back to work till the end of May I’m furloughed.

    Jolly Waves, Paul.

    Sent from my iPhone

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