09 July, 2006

Low, low

Feeling very down at the moment. Not sure why, but it's being compounded by fatigue, an unhappiness with various aspects of my life, loneliness, and a sense of loss for something I can't put a name to.

I remember reading how, at the start of the episode of The Simpsons called 'Moaning Lisa', the writers deliberately wanted to have Lisa appear sad for no specific reason. I recall thinking what an amazing thing this was for a mainstream American sitcom to do - but also how instantly genuine and utterly universal.

There's a stigma of guilt attached to the notion of feeling depressed when you're no longer a teenager. But conversely since when did life become immediately understandable the second you turn 20 years of age?

Answers on a virtual postcard.


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