As most of you know, I have this depression problem and I live a life nearly as isolated as a hermit, so I depend heavily on things like TV, blogging, and surfing the net to distract me from thinking about, shall we say, “darker” things. And it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was wishing for the holidays to be over and for new episodes of my favorite TV shows to resume because wall-to-wall football alone simply wasn’t enough.
But the funny thing is that, now that those great shows are back on (along with a couple of very interesting new ones), and the Australian Open tennis tournament has begun (which I have to stay up all night for if I want to watch it live), I’m feeling massively overwhelmed again – just the way I always feel at this time of year.
Which brings me, finally, to what inspired me to do this post: those nagging, if extremely conflicted, thoughts of “getting away from it all” that I have from time to time. My blogging friend poietes wrote a really nice post about that very issue. Her post also reminded me of one of the few places outside the US that I actually dream about visiting…
I have no idea what’s at the root of this fantasy. I’m guessing it has something to do with the hundreds of TV shows and movies I’ve watched over the years showing scenery like that… 🙄
I want ice water.
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