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Re: depressed again Joslynn

Posted by Shortelise on January 21, 2005, at 21:27:53

In reply to Re: depressed again, posted by Joslynn on January 21, 2005, at 16:08:00

Escape is where I want to go, and reading does it for me, too. My husband has found the same thing, said that "Journey to the End of the Night" by L-F.Celine saved his life, and it has to be one of the most depressing books on earth.

For me it has to do with getting absorbed in someone else's life, and it HAS to have a fairly happy ending. And I need to read easy things at this time. I go to the library and get an armful of kids' books, and read them.

So, yes, reading - a good point, thank you. I was plannning a trip to the library tomorrow to get more books on tape - I'll get some books too.

I don't think there is a 18th or 19th century English or American novel that is readable that I haven't read. I do listen to books on tape, ones I've already read, and the unabridged versions, the ones where there can be 10-20 tapes, are wonderful. I can listen and do things, and not get too bogged down in feeling horrible - I am so absorbed. I highly recommend them. Even the abridged, light books are great sometimes. The romance novels - and there are many - are awful, really and truly awful. They seem to find the most obnoxious readers for those.

That doing laundry of cleaning the bathroom makes you feel better, well, is that because you feel you've accomplished something? Or is it something you need to discuss in therapy? :-)

I went for a long walk to day, for about an hour. I am feeling a little lighter.

Thanks, Joslynn.





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