Estranged from the world

When depression creeps up on me, I start to feel estranged from the world, alienated and absent. I find myself watching people from afar, disconnected and distanced, as if I just don’t belong any more. It’s like I’m here in body but not in spirit, and although to begin with I feel the anguish of deep dissociation and fight it with dismay, after a while I give in to the overwhelming inevitability of it all, let the stagnant darkness seep in silently to my soul, knowing that once it reaches saturation point I’ll simply feel emotionally numb…

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Estranged

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2 thoughts on “Estranged from the world

  1. Life is depressing sometimes. Never, though, to our pets. We need to take a lesson from them. They immediately face immediate dangers, wounds, illnesses.. but then they eat, sleep, cuddle and play. (Well, only some cuddle; others are just too damned regal for that.) Nothing bad is inevitable, only the good is. It’s so hard to remember, sometimes. ❤

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  2. Thank you for your honest explanation of what it’s like to suffer from depression. I agree with what Relax… above has written. Not that it’s easy to do, but there is a wisdom in the way pets behave. Does knowing that help with depression? I dunno…

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