Sharing this beautiful contribution to Mandalas for Marinke. It comes from Jo Robinson, Isle of Man.
And also sharing this Edna St. Vincent Millay quote, which made me think about the experience of depression when I read it:
“And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you
all through my life?
Sharing my fire, my bed,
Sharing-oh, worst of all things! -the same head?-
And, when I feed myself, feeding you too?”
I also thought of depression when reading her quote, “It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it’s one damn thing over and over.”