PHOTOGRAPHS OF PLANTS THAT HANG IN THE OLD CASEMENT WINDOWS OF THE 1921 CO-OP I CALL HOME
This is my first post since life in the pandemic began in earnest.
I WILL BE POSTING ABOUT
DEPRESSION IN THE WORLD OF COVID-19.
THIS COULD BE A DOWNER.
FORTUNATELY, I’VE FOUND A FEW WAYS TO STAY SANE,
TO CHEER US ALL UP, SOMETIMES I’LL WRITE ABOUT
ROCK AND ROLL.
In my pre-pandemic life, most of the time, I write. I’m alone a lot. Sometimes I suffer from depression. I like to take photographs around my house or my neighborhood. When I’m depressed, I often abandon whatever piece of my writing I’m revising for the fourth or fifth time and write one-pagers, maybe with a photo at the top. I email them to friends. Often they write a paragraph or two and send them to me.
Then along came the coronavirus and everybody was isolated and some of them seemed to be getting depressed and all of them were trying to come up with things to do.
I got to thinking about writing and depression and isolation and talking to other people who get depressed or who are writing.
It all seems to fit for me. I hope it will for you.
One way to start writing is to use writing prompts. Choose one of these and write a few sentences:
1. Write about whatever comes to mind when you read, “We don’t know when it will be fixed.”
2. Outside the window, you see something you can’t believe. Describe it.
MY NEXT POST WILL BE A RESPONSE TO ONE OF THESE PROMPTS.