Ein Brief von Stephen Fry

Hin und wieder suche ich im Netz einen wunderschönen Brief den Steven Fry einer unter Depressionen leidenden jungen Frau schrieb. Wie ich finde ein sehr schöner Vergleich und an so manchen Tagen auch eine große Hilfe…

I’ve found that it’s of some help to think of one’s moods and feelings about the world as being similar to weather:
Here are some obvious things about the weather:

It’s real.
You can’t change it by wishing it away.
If it’s dark and rainy it really is dark and rainy and you can’t alter it.
It might be dark and rainy for two weeks in a row.

BUT

It will be sunny one day.

It isn’t under one’s control as to when the sun comes out, but come out it will.
One day.
It really is the same with one’s moods, I think. The wrong approach is to believe that they are illusions. They are real. Depression, anxiety, listlessness – these are as real as the weather – AND EQUALLY NOT UNDER ONE’S CONTROL. Not one’s fault.

BUT

They will pass: they really will.

In the same way that one has to accept the weather, so one has to accept how one feels about life sometimes. “Today’s a crap day,” is a perfectly realistic approach. It’s all about finding a kind of mental umbrella. “Hey-ho, it’s raining inside: it isn’t my fault and there’s nothing I can do about it, but sit it out. But the sun may well come out tomorrow and when it does, I shall take full advantage.”

via xchingx auf deviantART und lettersofnote.com

Bei der Gelegenheit möchte ich noch seine BBC Dokumentation “The Secret Life Of A Manic Depressive” empfehlen (Part 1; Part 2) sowie einen ganz besonderen Song an Stephen Fry von Molly Lewis. :)

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