Depression – not afflicted but I am sympathetic

I can so easily imagine the pit of depression some people must fall into when confronting cancer. I can equally imagine the pit of depression some people must fall into when confronting something many of us would find trivial and easily dealt with. I don’t think it is possible to make a judgement about someones depression based on what caused it – i.e. a good depression is one with a just cause – like cancer. I am certainly not depressed – rather the opposite actually but I was drawn to this BBC Radio 4 afternoon drama (available for another day or two) – not just because it seemed to be honest but also because the mode of expression speech, poetry and music is exactly what I am trying to do in Vent. The main character (I think based on a real life experience) has reason to be depressed and the poetic musical expression of it seems very well judged. I have captured just 2 minutes – if the BBC want me to take it down they only have to ask. I really does not reflect my state of mind – if it did I don’t believe I would have listened to it and certainly not enjoyed it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gvw1t

“A depressed man and the sofa that sorted him out. A true story of illness overcome written and performed by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters and Rosalind Jana Peters. And a sofa performed by Lorcan Cranitch. With original music by William Goodchild. Who needs a Freudian couch when you’ve got the most comfortable sofa in the world? Producer: Tim Dee”

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