see the darkness in the light

A haibun for this week’s first-line Friday, for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille, and for today’s Weekly Scribblings on the theme of “contagion.”


Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring. the sun seemed a little bit happier to get up in the morning. People began to shed the extra weightiness of winter coats.

Everyone breathed easier — until they didn’t, thanks to the contagion that oppresses so many, no matter the weather: depression.

Groundhog sees shadow
Six more weeks of winter left
Despite the snowdrops


10 thoughts on “see the darkness in the light

  1. Clinical depression is a terrible disease. Sadly too many people think it is a state of mind you can snap out of with self discipline. I used to be one of those people until I saw someone close to me debilitated by the disease.Medication helps, though it is not a miracle cure all.

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