Hello Darkness


Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to talk with you again

Because a vision softly creeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains

Within the sound of silence

written by Simon & Garfunkel

Some demons caught me by surprise and upset some days. I don’t welcome them, they just show up.


“Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one’s taking.” 
Douglas Coupland

It can feel that way,  all the ghosts of the past and present come to visit and want to set up residence in my brain


“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


I know from past experience that these fellows will go away again, but each time they visit I lose confidence for awhile. I’ve now decided to be proactive and kick them out,,

“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

 In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

 Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

 It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.”

William Ernest Henley

As am I

“Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.”

Mignon McLaughlin

Until next time


Dedicated to all those who suffer this frustrating malady

Published by: Ellecee

"Daunted by the futility of trying to keep up with all the demands they can't possible keep, some will just surrender and retire gracefully into relative oblivion; Following Candid's advice they will give up the world and cultivate their little gardens." Flow- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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2 thoughts on “Hello Darkness”

  1. I love the way you’ve chosen to speak up through the poetry of others and glimpses of your own poetic feeling–raw, hurt, hope-filled and fighting. The combination of poetry, commentary and photos tell a story that touches the heart… and leave me cheering for the self that collected it all.

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