Thursday, September 07, 2006

DAD, DEPRESSION & CHEMICALY GOODNESS

It's starting already. Fall is coming. Depression (I typed desperation first. Hello, Dr. Freud?). It is creeping in along with the crisp evening air and the Halloween displays at Target. I never liked September because of all the back to school bullshit, not to mention the actual act of going back to school. Now September means waiting for the other shoe to drop. Who will say it first? My sister? Me? My dad himself? "Dad seems a little down," we say. September is when is starts. It's the month my mom started to get really sick 10 years ago. Ten Septembers. Ten times I have started worrying, waiting. Ten times I have made a point to increase the phone calls and visits. Ten times I have felt the pain that comes with the Fall. Ten times I have wished that it would be January already, so we could all give a sigh and say, "Dad seems to be doing great, huh?" Ten years of thanking the antidepressant gods for their chemicaly goodness. Guess it's time for a double dose.

Dad called Sunday. Said he was having a blue weekend. He was hoping to stave it off with a round of golf. And promissed he was taking his meds. I hate September.

2 comments:

MotherPie said...

Seasonal Affective Disorder. Difficult!!!!

Vonnie said...

God I wish I didnt know what you were talking about... happy thoughts - happy thoughts. Remember this is why we have the people in our lives we do, we find each other and do what we can - and sometimes its just knowing someone else understands.

Stay strong - know how many people love you and your family (even when he confuses me for a hooker in vegas). ;)

xoxox V