A one-page comic for an April milestone goal. Content notes: mental health, depression. For my Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=538871&u=54968&alert=3 (has the full-size image as an attachment)
My depression is like drowning at sea for as long as I can remember.
People talk about this thing called “land”. I can’t imagine what it must be like to just… stand.
To not be treading water, or struggling against the next huge wave.
These days I’ve begun to learn about floating. Finding bits of wood, odd flotsam that I can hold onto.
And for a moment, I don’t have to struggle so hard. I don’t have to kick desperately for fear of drowning.
I wonder if one day I’ll understand what land is.
For now I’m just trying not to drown, holding on to what I can, these moments of peace — little things: a kindness, a chance to rest… and imagine, maybe,
a world that isn’t just storm and furious water.