How can a quick glance at Instagram throw me into “the pit of despair”? And then, what I found after a mere search on Google (to see if I could come up with a suitable (or fitting) picture or video of the pit of despair to post) is educational and somewhat eye-opening, though not really surprising.
Whew! Just two sentences and yet they sum up the ceaseless thoughts that swirl in my mind and lead from one endless idea to another.
I initially was thinking of the pit of despair as described and portrayed in The Princess Bride, one of my all time favorite movies, in an effort to make light of my own despair/depression. However, the aforementioned search brought me to this video:
Like so many others who suffer with depression and ceaseless thoughts, I can totally relate to choosing comfort over food. (You must watch the short video I’ve included if you’re scratching your head at this point.) There’s no telling how many times I’ve gone nearly all day without eating anything and not because I was intentionally fasting. What is it that causes this supposed unnatural inaction? I’m left pondering the answer to that (even though a quick explanation is given in this video) but also to the question I initially proposed at the beginning of this blogpost.