It waits in the wings, opportunity just right around the corner. It is silent, ever present. It will get you if you let it. What is this? What is this that can get us at unexpected moments in our lives? It's depression and it's a worthy challenger. One that we need to take seriously.
You might say this is no challenger. This is something that can be controlled. But it's not a pet that you keep from biting someone. It's a deadly enemy that if left untreated can take you down into the pits of hell. It will keep you there then -an unwilling victim- until your voice becomes tiny and far away and eventually it will not be heard again.
It strikes us at any time. And most times we can keep it at bay with positive thinking. With activities that keep our minds stimulated all day. But it's the times when our minds are at rest, it's the times when the sun puts down the shade and the moon comes out to play, that the darkest thoughts can come in, and set up shop again. You might wonder how this narrator can have such knowledge? How would you know, someone might ask? Some might think? This narrator has seen this monster take over a big part of two family members lives- and a big part of her life as well.
So seek the positive, seek the company of friends, seek any positive means of escape. Even break out the old credit card if you have to, to get out and leave those dark clouds of sadness, hopelessness, behind if they are lurking around, because if the hooks of depression get into you they will not leave without a fight.
Depression, deadly, serious, and more than willing to take over your life.