An Open Letter to Depression

“I will make you see that life doesn’t compose of black and white alone, life can be colorful if you only know where to look at.”

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Dear Depression,

I just want to ask how are you doing? I can sense that you’re feeling down again. Maybe, for the nth time you feel that you are being abandoned and every time you try to enter into someone’s life, you feel that they want to push you away when all you wanted was to be understood; when all you wanted was to have a companion; and when all you wanted was to be acknowledged. As you try harder to validate your existence, you discern their will to avoid and deny you. Don’t worry, I understand where you are coming from.

I don’t see you as a threat but just so you know, your existence can cause sadness that made everyone feel that it is troublesome to have you around – sometimes gruesome. A sadness that when channeled to the very right reason can give birth to a beautiful purpose. For me, you are a flower bud that can blossom into an amazing work of art; a poem, a story, a song lyrics, a beautiful melody, a piece of painting, or a soulful dance.
Whenever you feel that you’re just riffraff, remember that I am on the other side waiting for you to call me. I would be more than happy to run to you and hug you. Let me hold your hand and I will guide you and make you feel that you are not alone in this journey. I will make you see that life doesn’t compose of black and white alone, life can be colorful if you only know where to look at.

I acknowledge your existence because just like you, I am waiting (and wanting) to be acknowledged too.

Sincerely,
Hope

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Dave Williams
1 year ago

A touching wisdom in your post. Rather than try to “conquer” depression as a way of getting rid of it, to hug it and “make you feel that you are not alone in this journey.” To me, that’s a much more caring and realistic way of approaching depression.

believe4147
1 year ago

I liked how you signed your piece, Hope. And I do want to thank you for choosing to follow my blog. May it be a place to find hope, and belonging.

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