One of the books I turn to when I’m depressed is Care of The Soul by Thomas Moore. It’s a bit challenging, but contains a lot of wisdom. One chapter is called the Gift of Depression, in which he talks about the way depressed moods help us mature and gain insight in our life. It’s a mood governed in astrology by the planet Saturn that helps us find noble truths to guide us. I don’t know how true that is, but it’s a good thought, and when I’m well, I can remember that seeking solitude and wrestling with demons can lead to creativity. Many creatives have depression or bi-polar disorders. I wonder sometimes, though, if the glory is worth the grief.
I’m drawing daily to help manage depression. If you’d like to see the beginning of this project, you can see it here. You can also follow me through WordPress or on Facebook.
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2 thoughts on “Drawing Depression # 13”
“I wonder sometimes, though, if the glory is worth the grief.” Important thought. While in the depths I tend to think it is not, but later I notice I value very much what it has taught me. Keep doing what you do so beautifully, Joy.
I feel the same way, though I’m glad the meds help me out of the darkest parts. I think we create in spite of that. Thanks for your support!