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The Shadow

March 5, 2007

My friend talks about the Shadow.  It is the coming of depression.  The signs are often apparent, from a fair way out.  There is advance notice, a telegraphing of intentions, that things are up for a change.  There is the twilight, and the dimming, before the Shadow truly  arrives.

Me, I can spot the signs from a week out.  Things that don’t normally upset me, do, and things I normally don’t enjoy, or pass over quickly, suddenly offer new attractions.  Depression is a destablising force, something that whacks your character out of balance.  It can be the impetus for great change, but it’s also about losing who you are, your true identity.