How would you complete today’s blog post title?
I haven’t been this depressed since …
- the passing of another soul very precious to me (other passing souls described here, here, here, here, and here),
- I last looked at the news about the coronavirus pandemic,
- the most recent killing of an unarmed black man,
- somebody told me a horrific story about being abused as a child,
- somebody said they intended to hurt me,
- the latest mass shooting in the U.S.,
- my friend Megan had to stop working with me because her family moved too far away,
- the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, and
- I found out I had to have open heart surgery in 2016.
Here’s how The Daily Bitch completes that sentence …
… which also works for me.
I haven’t taken many photos since my last blog post, perhaps because I’m depressed about the passing of our fabulous cat, Oscar.
Harley doesn’t seem depressed, but who knows?
Here‘s what comes up on YouTube when I search for “I haven’t been this depressed since”.
I haven’t been this grateful since yesterday.
Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: 2020, A. Malone Greeting Cards, cats, grief, injustice, living with a heart condition, loss, Prince Ea, situatonal depression, The Daily Bitch Calendar
What are you afraid of?
Within the last week, I’ve heard about people who are afraid of
- the dark,
- people who abuse positions of power,
- the media,
- being seen as a molester,
- the police,
- world leaders,
- working too much,
- working too little,
- making mistakes,
- certain thoughts,
- certain feelings,
- feeling too good,
- going outside,
- staying inside,
- the weather,
- being alone,
- social events,
- becoming less attractive,
- becoming an adult,
- cotton balls, and
Is anyone afraid of any of these photos?
I’m afraid that one major emotion is missing from that Time special edition cover. Are they afraid of anger?
Here‘s how to let go of pain/fear/anger in 60 seconds.
Are you afraid of leaving a comment? I hope not.
What am I afraid of? Heights, the dark, the cold, and forgetting to express gratitude to all who help me create these posts and — of course! — to YOU.
Categories: personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: abuse of power, anger, cats, fear, fear of cotton balls, fear of peaches, Maury Povich, phobias, politics, Prince Ea, The Science of Emotions