A great post and to Beyond Blue - Thank You.
My partner a while ago went along to a speech delivered by someone who used to suffer depression for a long time. It was something linked with her work (otherwise I would have loved to have gone as well), but anyway, he used the very same analogy where suffering from depression is indeed like the weather. You’ll get days that are bright and sunny, and then you’ll get days of cloud and wind, and then there’ll be rainy days and of course when things get nasty for us, there’ll be stormy days.
It is an ok analogy, but for me, I think you’d have to look carefully at the exact location you’d be living in. I mean living in the outback (or even say, Dubai – where I think they might get about 14 wet days a year – I know it’s some amazingly low figure), that if you lived in those places, well it’d be bright and sunny almost every day … hence, depression isn’t really there. Just a thought. Or if you lived in Milford Sound in NZ, where it rains every 2nd day of the year!! Maybe most of us here are on a boat that cruises around in Milford Sound!?!?!
Geoff, wow, can me and my daughter come live with you? Your place sounds idyllic. Oh, except for the snakes … I’m not crazy about snakes … grew up on a farm in NSW and yep, I’ve had my share of snake encounters!