Posted by SLS on June 10, 2009, at 2:32:49
In reply to Re: Phil is in the ha ha house, posted by Dinah on June 9, 2009, at 23:16:37
> Phil, I'm so glad you kept yourself safe.
> I've missed seeing you around here lately, but I can't imagine what it would be like if you were gone.
Strangely enough, I would miss you too. We rarely cross paths, and any words we might have passed were short. Still, I would feel the void that you would leave here were you not to remain a part of our family. I respect each person as a human being. For others, I come to respect them further as an individual. There has never been a single post of yours that has not produced and reinforced that extra respect.
I hope that you pass through this bad time at a rate that is right for you. I have never allowed myself to be hospitalized for depression, even when I probably should have been. However, I have been hospitalized for severe drug-induced mania. My stays for each episode, and the severe depression that followed the mania produced a state that I was happy to rely on an inpatient setting to help me through. We are not talking about being there for just a few days. Fortunately, I did have a support system other than Psycho-Babble, so I had the luxury of not needing to function independently.
The moral of the story is this: there is none. It is just a matter of historical facts of things that I have experienced. You may find nothing in it that applies to you, so don't take it as Scott trying to teach Phil lessons in life. About the only thing that Scott wants to teach Phil is that he is worth a great deal to a great many people, and that we eagerly await your return.