Darkness Visible

This post touches on the topic of Depression rather nicely.
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You can sound smarter if you throw out the title Gravity’s Rainbow as if you’ve read it.

I haven’t.

I did read Styron’s Darkness Visible when I went through my own bouts of melancholia – an older name for depression which keeps the feeling of meaninglessness without implying sadness. I found more comfort reading about other unhappy people than I did trying to remind myself how nice the world was or how bright the future could be. Cheeriness seemed like a taunt, while Darkness Visible seemed to say, “Me, too. I know the feeling. There’s more of us than just you”.

My college was well known, at least to its students, for bringing out the worst in people. There were 3 suicides while I was there, and several attempts each year. My freshman year, the suicide was another freshman I knew from a distance and didn’t talk to often. One student…

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