If this depressive epsiode goes on much longer--and if I choose to blog during it--I'm not sure when I'll have to take the word "wellness" out of the blog's title. But for the time being...here are some of my favorite quotes on depression.
"How heavy the days are.
There is not a fire that can warm me,
not a sun to laugh with me.
Everything cold and merciless.
And even the beloved dear stars look desolately down."
"It isn't for the moment you are stuck that you need courage,
but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and security."
~Anne Morrow Lindberg
"The mystics call it
the 'dark night of the soul.'
In its milder forms
it is best described as a period of dryness.
It feels like the absence of God.
Prayers seems to mock one.
Our spirit becomes so lethargic and confused
that we are unable to pray at all."
The Thinking Person's Guide to God
on the wings of the morning
and out of the heart of darkness
comes the light."