I’m probably not going to be funny on here for a while, so feel free to unfollow.
I don’t think I was depressed as a child. At least I don’t think I thought as a child I was depressed. But looking back through the brilliant prism of decades of experience I suppose I was. What I considered myself to be back then was a terrific liar. I created a wonderful and colorful background for myself that hid how lonely and sad I was. I can say for certain that I held that veil of secrecy above me from about the age of five until roughly twenty minutes ago.
Thank you for writing this, it’s so well said. And really, you can’t make trauma into not-trauma by calling it that. This really was. Really. You’re unburying it very well, I think.
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