What I Didn’t See…

There was something I forgot to mention at the foot of my last post…

I mentioned that traffic was having to be diverted around Bristol to account for the ‘safety checks on rocks’ being performed around the Avon Gorge. This meant I had to take a detour home and, I decided to head in a direction passing through Clifton, but slightly different to the way I came in through Bristol.

Anyway, I ended up driving past the Zoo and, as I did I could’ve sworn I recognised an unhappy couple…

I remember feeling this intense pain and a moment of genuine shock the minute I saw them. Her hair was the same and the guy looked quite similar as well. But then, I realised that her face was wrong – it was someone else after all! 😀 I didn’t look closely at the guy so, I can’t assume it was him anyway (he looks like a lot of people in their mid-to-late 30s, if you ask me). That physical pain was something though. It was much stronger than what I felt yesterday afternoon. I’ve never had a panic attack (that I’m aware of) and I fear it could’ve been the beginning of one…

I’m glad I recognised that it definitely wasn’t her or else, I’d be afraid I was going nuts!! 🙂

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A Short Story

This post is inspired not only by today’s significant cause (World Suicide Prevention Day) but also, buy a recent post from The Depressed Moose. Using a photo I took recently at the Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol (England), I’ve decided to write a short story, as an example of the kind of creativity we are all capable of showing, even in times of darkness and with thoughts of suffering.

I can’t promise that this will or not strongly address any of the issues surrounding depression and suicidal thoughts but, here I go…

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