|That was then, this is now|
Some of you may recall me mentioning that when we first moved up here in 2010 I had, what I referred to as, euphemistically, at the time, a bit of a wobble
. But it was actually a bit more serious than that. I was struck down by such a massive wave of negativity and melancholia I honestly, at the time, couldn’t see a way out. It all seems like a bad dream now; which, I suppose, it was. However, within three months and after some very emotional conversations with my (brilliant) Doctor, and the love and support of the current Mrs. Medd, I came out the other side; a little bit shaken, a little bit stirred. Interestingly, the Doc buggered off not long after I started to feel better. Jenny, on the other hand, stuck around. Thank God.
I mention all of this because the other day someone referred to me as fragile. I let it pass. But I really had to bite my lip. Five years ago, maybe. You can call me sensitive all day long – guilty as charged. But fragile? Not any more.
Your openness is something to be admired. Who of us can honestly say they've never had some kind of wobble to one degree or another? - not many, I bet.ReplyDelete
I found it interesting that someone should use the word 'fragile' and it made me think of my Mum. She had many, serious bouts of depression throughout her adult life and some might also have used that adjective to describe her. But the woman I knew was also often thought of as - and was - strong, spirited, feisty, supportive... etc.. I think it just proves everybody can be many things but other people's perceptions are from only knowing a fraction of who you really are; the only person who really knows you is you.
Thank you C. I'd love to reply, but here's probably not the place. Best taking this off line.Delete
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Been there mate, still kinda there too, but better than I was. Totally get where you are coming from, good on you for getting to the other sideReplyDelete
Thank you Mark. My dalliance with the D word was *very* brief; but that's not to say I don't know how it works and how it permeates horribly into people's lives. As I've told C, if ever you want to take this off line, please feel free.Delete