i read something tonight that reminds me of myself. thank you, grace.
One of the things that I did to successfully combat the depression was to use photography to draw myself back into my daily life, from which I had become so distant. And then, of course, sharing a bit of that here, in this space, with all of you. Your support, enthusiasm, and the many new friendships I gained, all became such a surprising and lovely part of my healing process.
amen. while i rejoice that my daily life is much easier than it has been, that i am not watching the clock and wondering how to pass the hours, that i can eat without concentrating on chewing, that i can roll over and gladly fall asleep, that my mind does not spin with irrational fears, that i don’t feel the prickly sting of anxiety on the back of my neck, that i don’t feel the swirl of uncertainty in my belly, i wonder.
i wonder how much this photographing and putting it out there has kept me. how seeing the stills of my day keeps me in my day. how sharing it makes it wider than it was. there is so much i want to remember.
and remembering joy brings me joy.
so to you who read here…whoever you are, thank you for participating in this discipine of joy.