22 February 2012

My depressed and headachey mother is responding to cute stories with smiles. She also sniffed coriander seeds with me this morning. She has been working hard all day planning a foreseeable future's worth of lessons for her students, even though she says she just feels like crying. Since I started taking antidepressants this doesn't happen to me anymore. I lucked out. I barely understand what she is going through, but I saw her physically slowing down weeks ago. She has been more open about this episode than she has been before. It is awful not to know what triggered it and to know that this could go on for months.

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