If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.
We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognizes that life is short and all that we have to offer, in the end, is love.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad…get mad.
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (via wordsnquotes)
Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (via wordsnquotes)