For reasons I’ll keep to myself, I have made the decision to revive the Uninvited Darkness series. I stopped doing it too soon. Love it, like it, don’t care, or hate it….well, it’s coming back as I want to finish this project and I feel I need to continue it now. Here is how this project began.
Welcome to what is probably the most personal photo series I have done, or will do. I have several photos already planned out and several blog posts written. So what is this series? Well, it’s a look at what it is like to fight depression. I’ve lived with this this illness almost all my life, and I’ve managed to constantly fought to see the light of a new day. While I still fight this battle, I have gained a great number of tools over the years to aid in keeping me here. I know some will blow this off as a cry for attention/help, but it is a dangerous illness that has claimed too many lives. Those that have, or are currently, dealt with it, know it is no joke.
Some of the images that are planned for this series are going to be dark. Some might even be hard to deal with, and that is all by design. PLEASE, DON’T SEND HELP! This is just my way of sharing my experience in dealing with depression. I’m really not going to end my life, even if an image/post might indicate otherwise.
At the end of all this, I hope the images and writings will at the very least make you think. This is a hard thing for me to do, but it is something I feel is necessary. Please note that I am changing the blogging format for this series. The image will appear first, with the writing following. With that, I give you the intro to the Uninvited Darkness.
I Am The Uninvited Darkness
I am The Uninvited Darkness. I care not about your race, your age, your gender, or your station in life. My grasp strikes without care of who you are, or where you live. I have crushed a countless number of souls, and I will destroy countless more. I am unseen. I am not understood. I am evil. I am paralyzing. I am unforgiving. I am The Uninvited Darkness.
I am The Uninvited Darkness. When I show up, I will crush you. I can force you to stay in bed for uncountable days. I will make you cry. I will make you sad beyond your wildest dreams. I care not for what you want to do, who you want to chill with, or who you love. I will make you question the very existence that is your pathetic life. I am The Uninvited Darkness.
I am The Uninvited Darkness. Some try to get rid of me with drugs. Some will resort to talking with medical professionals to drive me from their mind. Others will give up and resort to various addictions to silence me. However, I am unrelenting in my holds on the human emotion known as sanity. Some will prevail in driving me out. Yet, I will prevail on others, forcing them to depart this world, often leaving behind the question of “Why?”. I am the Uninvited Darkness.
I am The Uninvited Darkness. I am blown off by some. I am misunderstood by others. Some think I am just some bullshit term made up by doctors to milk money from citizens. I am often chalked up as a bad day. When I plague someone, often they are told to “suck it up”, “go outside and get some sun”, “just smile, it’ll make you feel better”, or “why don’t you stop being so sad.” Those that I infect, know my true power. Those that I pass by will never fully comprehend my ability to crush a human soul. I am brutal. I am an invisible evil tormentor. I am a taker of life. I am uncaring. I am unloving. I devour human life. I am the Uninvited Darkness.