I want to say a big thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful comments yesterday. I so appreciate them and you. Thank you.
I was surprised by how many of you thanked me for my brief and passing mention of depression. For being honest, as many of you put it. Which makes me feel dishonest, because it may have been the first time I've mentioned it but certainly not the first time I've felt it. It's been a rather hard fall/winter/spring for me although I've been able to keep my head up for the most part. It's not the first time I've danced with depression, either. I've been trying to outsmart, outread, and outthink it off and on since my teens. Not always successfully. Last time I really went under for a while. I know how hard it can be and it sounds like many of you do, too.
Your comments also made me realize (although not for the first time) that so much of the blog world puts on a cheery face. Struggles may not be shared. And while I don't want to dwell on my own here, both because that isn't what this blog is to me and because I'm not big into sharing problems in general, I do want to acknowledge that in this shiny, happy blog world (let's not even get started on pinterest) such human problems may be minimized to the point where you start to wonder if you're the only one who has them. I apologize if I've contributed to that.