GATOR SNAPSHORT: BLUE AS MY MOOD
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
"Sometimes the sky competes with my mood... and it almost always wins."
I've been battling with depression for over half my life now. Quietly.
It's like having a Siamese twin inside of you who you carry like a dead weight. No one can really see her. She's just a part of me. The invisible me.
And when she starts getting heavy, my moody blues can turn black. That's when I go on walks. Lots of long walks. My Siamese twin and I. And sometimes, I don't even realize I've walked into that blue night. Quite literally.
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And that blue sky. That particular blue-black bruised sky. It feels me and I feel it. And the vastness of the sky and the snow captures the cold emptiness inside of me. I feel small, lost, insignificant,
My friends at college who won't let my Siamese twin get the better of me. They see me.
They may not realize that under my skin I am true blue. But they love me for all the shades I am and all the shade I throw. They're the Gold to my Blue.
Story: Anonymous ('22). English Lit. Major
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