Wednesday, October 8, 2014
How depressed are you?
I like to know just where I stand with my mental illness on a scale of one to ten. Say that Shirley Temple, age 5, singing and dancing and smiling with dimples is a ten and Robin Williams is a zero.
Where, I wonder, am I on that scale?
Months ago, I asked my therapist, Dr. Magic, that question and he told me that deeply depressed people sleep in the day and are up at night. "You see them late at night at Walmart wearing blankets," he said.
"They're buying dinner: potato chips and chocolate."
I look skeptical.
"Look it up on the internet," he said.
So I did. And there they are.
"I never leave the house without lipstick," I said. Of course, I can't see these womens' faces. Maybe they're wearing lipstick too.
Where are you on the scale?
Posted by Louise Plummer at 10:39 AM