Dark thoughts are an electrical storm that clears the air
Dark thoughts creep into her mind unbidden, when she is doing the most ordinary of things.
Sitting on a bus. Shopping at the supermarket. Watering the garden. Hanging out the washing.
They are not thoughts she wants, although she acknowledges their viability. Not least because they question her worth. Would anyone care if she wasn’t here?
This is not a black hole of depression, a cloud of anxiety. Rather, this is an electrical storm that descends after the bright heat of the day, air charged. Ideas of self-destruction heavy like rain.
The storm clears. As do the thoughts.
Diane Lee is a freelance writer and occasional author based in Adelaide, Australia. She loves helping social enterprises and start-ups market their content with compelling stories. She blogs at dianelee.com.au.