I started a blog post last night but did not finish it (obviously). I tried to finish it this morning but got bogged down in a morass of words about being depressed. It felt whiny and pointless, so I stopped (although I did save it for possible future use). I want to publish something, so I am going to throw in a few monster pictures and call this a Monstrous Blogger’s Sick Day (depression is an illness, although I feel somewhat fraudulent using it as an excuse) (never mind that, on with the post).
This is from Carnival of Souls, an excellent example of how a movie can be quite unsettling on a low budget and minimum of special effects (you know, it is much easier to italicize words with a mouse than on a Tablet) (just to throw in a little computer chatter).
A little Creature from the Black Lagoon never hurt anybody. Some people find it helpful to picture their depression as an animal that follows them around. I wonder if a mind trick like that would help me. I could picture it as a monster and make friends with it.
Or I could fight my depression with a pitchfork, and a little help from my friends. The pitchfork only provided temporary relief in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but it certainly made for a dramatic moment. Regular readers know I love drama. I wonder if the pod people could be worked up to a full metaphor for depression. That might be something to play with sometime.
And now I see I am approaching 300 words, with very little effort and only a minimum of whining. I will make a greater effort toward even less whining, and as always try for a better blog post next time. Once again, thank you for tuning in.