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Untangling the myth. Sunday February 15, 2015

Depressed people...

Maybe overthink.
Maybe over love.
Are scared of getting it wrong.
Need to feel that they are loved for getting it wrong.
Can see sunny days.
Can't always touch sunny days.
Can describe their hurt.
But can't describe what would fix it.
Can move other people's mountains.
But the weight of the palm-sized stone in front of them is heavier.
Understand your pain.
And can't show theirs.
Have a sense of humour.
And hide behind it.
Can cope in your crisis.
Need to see your eyes when it's their crisis.
Make black and white decisions.
Then agonise over grey.
Are complicated.
And find comfort in the uncomplicated.
Breathe in and out.
But not always in that order.

Love from

The room above the garage.
A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 7:32am

So beautifully written and for me so very true. I hope you don't mind, but I'll be writing this down in my book full of quotes and inspirations. Thank you so much, this really resonated with me. I hope today you can find the sunshine x

green jean Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 8:47am

What an amazing description of what you and so many of us experience. You are truly gifted in being able to put depression into words which mean so much to fellow sufferers. So special as you have through the depths managed to see and describe the beautiful qualities we all possess which so often we cannot see feel or experience when the cloud covers us Thankyou so much for reminding us. Bless you

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 9:00am

Brilliant! So well put and concise. Like anonymous 7:32, I may just "borrow" these words...for my use, not for commercial purposes, you understand! Tells it as it is. "Understand your pain And can't show theirs" resonates particularly.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 9:24am

Really helpful and beautifully put; thank-you RATG! Frankie

Julia Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 9:24am

I was thinking last night about your talent for writing ratg. Are you able to write when you feel down? What I mean is are you happy with what you write at those times? I see things quite often in black and white and find the grey too exhausting. Also how true that we move mountains to help other people but don't seem to be able to accept help with our depression. I get such a lot of help from Moodscope and I think this is because the help is indirect. It isn't directed at me and I can take what I need from it; I can choose what to do. The advice from and experiences of other Moodscopers are so relevant. It's the depressed helping the depressed which works for me. (I know we are not always depressed and have good times). Thank you ratg. I was just about to's not a good day for me but actually that's pretty normal so no need to draw anyone's attention to it! And I get through the days thanks to people like you ratg.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 9:38am

Excellent RATG! And what a wonderful way you have to describe what we all feel. I think many of us can and do help others so easily, sometimes huge problems...but when it comes to helping ourselves, we are stuck in the foggy grey. Was surprised see it was you who had written - but please, cheesy peas, don't take that the wrong way ;)
Thank you RATG..genius that you are :) Lovings, Karen x

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 9:43am

'It isn't directed at me...I can take what I need from it' - that's what u find helpful too Julia. There are times when I reaiiy need to 'hear' what someone has written in the blog and it is such a huge help...then other days I can barely turn in the pootery thing! You are always trying to find the help and understanding in the blogs and that must do you an enormous amount of good. :) Karen

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:31am

A beautiful poem which touched me deep down. Thank you for expressing yourself so well. I can never find the words to describe how I feel, or have felt but this does. Moodscope is an amazing website and I can't thank you all enough for sharing your thoughts. This is the first time I have actually written on the blog and I can't remember my moodscope name!

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:47am

I don't mind a bit, highly complimented, love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:49am

Your name made me smile :-) Thank you for your words, it's lovely to hear what it means to others, love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:51am

Thank you and I'm touched if anyone finds they want to keep the words and get something from them, great! Love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:52am

Hello Frankie, I'm waving, love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 11:59am

Hi Julia, how lovely you were thinking of me, :-D
I'm new to writing. It seems I can write anytime when I'm depressed but some stuff doesn't make it anywhere. Lots sits for a while until I feel brave. I'm utterly GRIM at the moment and I can see my writing change as I go.
It will pass but I never seem to get out of the hole. I am fascinated by it though...I believe there is a combination specific to each of us and if we can find it...we're going to be golden! Love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 12:02pm

'cheesy peas' makes my day :-)
I'm curious...surprised because I didn't mention the word pants once? :-) love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 12:05pm

Hello, what a great thing to say, thank you! Who needs a name when it's the content that counts, love ratg x.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 12:34pm

Wonderfully described as I am unable to do.....thank you, these lift me up out of my pit every morning <3

Julia Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 1:00pm

I would describe myself as GRIM too at the moment.

Jenni Jackson Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 2:42pm

Beautifully written. Thank you

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 6:25pm

A great little poem from the cosy room. Very many thanks. I'm sorry that you (and Julia) are grim at the moment. This too shall pass, thankfully. Would it help to know that, following your 'poached eggs' brag and encouragement a few weeks ago, perfect little specimens are being lifted out of our boiling pot every weekend? Yay! Be well. susan xx

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 6:30pm

Lovely, and all too accurate! Freya xx

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 6:39pm

I don't usually comment on things online, but I am really impressed with this and it has helped me to feel a bit better. Thank you.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 15th 2015 @ 7:16pm

You truly have a beautiful way with words..indeed RATG may more aptly describe you as.. Reluctant Artist, Tormented Genius! Sorry to hear you are feeling GRIM..remember though that God Really Is More than you could ever imagine and he holds the answers..if not always what you'd expect..just trust and believe..then ask xx Sue

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