Depression is often equated with sadness.
If depression is situational, brought on by a death, for instance, sadness may be a major component.
Clinical depression, on the other hand, at least for me, is not defined by sadness – that would mean that I felt something. For me depression is more a lack of feeling, a loss of vitality, a guilt-ridden sense of indolence, laziness or sloth.
Sloth? And who is the goddess of Sloth but Aergia, according to the ancients Greeks. The goddess of sloth and laziness and idleness and indolence and perhaps depression! I feel a kinship with her so why not name my blog after her.
I guess depression has been around a long time. Welcome to my blog, Aergia!
Disclaimer. I am, in actual fact, the daughter of Ellen Godwin, nee Vallis, a wonderful woman who in no way resembled Aergia. I am Aergia’s daughter merely in a metaphorical sense.
Photo: Flaming June by Frederic Leighton on Wikipedia
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