Society thinks that people only suffer depression when things are going south in one’s life; or that’s at least what I have observed. I think in reality, in my reality anyway, depression has a way of attacking when you least expect it. Things in my life right now are going as well as they ever have. I’m studying what I love, my writing is being accepted and appreciated, I just moved into a great place, and bought my first car. Tomorrow I have one of my first media preview and it’s for something that I love and will really enjoy sharing with others. (The review is for The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at OMSI) All that being said, that gnawing emptiness that depression is known for is started to be felt again. I’ve come to a place where I can write about it, which really helps, but I just wanted to put it out there that if you know someone who suffers from depression, please don’t judge them when their depression crops up. It doesn’t mean that they are giving up, or that they are not grateful for what they have or where they are in their life. We barely understand the reasons ourselves so be patient when we try to explain what’s going on in our heads.