Monday, December 3, 2007

A Beacon Through a Window

A shining light in the darkness.

I sat staring at the sun shining gloriously through this window. It splayed across the comforter and sheets on my computer room bed. I realized all was as right with the world as it gets. There is a lot of wisdom in that old saying that the sun always shines tomorrow. It gave me hope after a lackluster day mentally.

18 comments:

Anonymous Boxer said...

me too.

justLacey said...

i'm glad you have maggie. i know she helps to make things better. lackluster pretty much describes my life lately too.

Kelly Jene said...

Sunshine is healing in a way, I think. Take care.

robl132 said...

I am envious of your ability to write. The way you describe your world is so,...so...authentic. I live on the west coast. For some unexplained reason, I have always disliked the south. I work with a gal from Alabama. I think she talks funny. We don't have piggly wiggly's. You may change my opinion of the south. It may seem that there are real people in touch with themselves more than the media portrays.

I like your honesty.

Scott said...

I am sorry you are depressed, man. I am so thankful for my daily serving of Prozac. The 'zac really helps me! Your shining light post reminds me of a post I wrote about AA and NA. Check it out if you want: http://forgingironman.blogspot.com/2007/09/from-one-addict-to-another-may-you-find.html

Irishcoda said...

I just love your pictures and enjoyed the ones of Maggie too. Do you remember a song from the play Annie called "The Sun Will Come OutTomorrow"? Sometimes I sing that to myself and I also say to myself a lot: this, too, shall pass *meaning a sad or depressed day)

Mike said...

I am glad you’ve been able to find some hope despite having a tough day.

And it is great you're still able to appreciate the LJs and the shining sun. I know how hard it is to do that when depressed.

I hope you have a peaceful night.

Portia said...

It is a comforting sight. I'm glad it lifted your spirits a bit.

Lynette said...

That is a really positive thought. I am glad to see it written down after a not so positive day.

Summer said...

Hmmm...I'm thinking you ought to sell this picture.

Cheryl said...

It's a treat to read a bunch of your posts in a row. I haven't been on the computer much today. I've been out and then in, cooking, etc...

The first thing I thought about with this post's picture is the angle you were at as you shot it. You got it perfectly. Loved the B&W ones of Maggie.

It must make you feel so bad not having money. Does your check from your ads come at the beginning of the month? Everyone needs some money in their pocket.

Have you ever thought of volunteering at the library? I could picture you there. Just a thought.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I love the pictures..I'm glad the pictures show happiness!! YESA!!!
And I see maggie below as I'm typing this! Seriously, you need to mate that little one and you'd have many people with puppie partners to help them with their illness...she is so adorable!
Always,
Crusty~

Leann said...

I love the black and whites of Maggie!!

I wish I could see the sun. It's been raining here for days....I am so tired of it. But...I live in a place where rain is standard for winter time. Flooding is happening, mudslides, trees down, just nasty all the way around.

I need the sun!!

Cheri said...

Found your website thru a fellow Blog Explosion member. I can't put into words how riveted I've been reading your blog. I don't know if riveted is the right word. Obsessed? Anyhow, I can relate to you on many levels (I'm sure you'll agree - is this a fortunate or unfortunate thing?) and I will definitely be back.

mosiacmind said...

thanks for sharing the pictures. i am a bit concerned that i offended you with my last email. i was meaning to share things about myself that i could relate to your struggles. i love the pics of maggie.....i hope that you have a good day and if it is sunny in your room perhaps you can bask in it as you lay and rest and take a nap or read a book.......i care lots and lots for you.

glittergirl said...

i wanted to answer the poll on what i do when i get depressed, but none of the options seemed to fit.

when i feel depression coming on, i try and face and use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. one of the things you've done is to list some little things that bring you joy. that's definitely something i try to do.

i try to get extra sleep, take B12 and use a blue light box for help with SAD.

most importantly, i tell my friends and family when i'm going through a tough time.

and if it gets worse, i go to the doctor and take medication. i started taking anti-depressants in 1995. i've been off them now for almost 2 years, but it's a struggle and i have to be very careful.

i can sometimes feel the depression, almost like a pulling or tugging on my sleeve. it's always going to be my battle and i am ok with that.

p.s. my mom found your blog last week on a random search, and we both love reading it.

mosiacmind said...

I want to be clear Andrew that I do not think that you are angry with me...it is MY issues with wanting to make sure that I did not offend you! I care for you friend LOTS........as you know.

pai said...

that is a fabulous picture. you could sell some of your work to places like istockphoto.com or bigstockphoto.com could give you a little pocket change...