Monday, November 10, 2003
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I’m spiralling down to the hole in the ground where I hide
Song: The Final Cut
Album: The Final Cut
Sometimes even an optimist like myself takes a bit of a nosedive into depression. I don't always see it coming - sometimes it seems like one minute I'm fine and the next I'm inexplicably feeling down. When that happens I can usually put it down to being tired or having had a bad day at work and I know I'll be out of it almost as quickly as I went in.
Every now and then, however, I can feel myself heading slowly downwards and know there's nothing I can do about it. Very often when this happens I'll come down with a heavy cold or something a few days later but sometimes it just can't be pinned on anything in particular.
Normally, I'm a very stable person so I never get very depressed. I just wallow around in the shallow waters of despair where others would take a dive into the depths. Conversely I also rarely get ecstatically happy, preferring instead to occupy a position of general contentment most of the time.
So I know when I'm heading into depression that I'm not going to be there for very long and that my optimistic nature will reassert itself soon enough.
Posted by Dave at 12:30 pm