My name is Jacob. If there is something you would like to know, just Ask. :]
I’m gonna say this every time someone asks me why I stretched my ears.
That burn… This is what happens when you voluntarily do yard work without sunscreen. I need the color badly, I’m skeleton white.
(8/21/14): As someone who has suffered from severe depression most of my life, I am grateful for someone like Thor Harris (of Swans) opening up to the world like this.
It’s something that seems so miniscule, but for people like me is a significant step forward in shaking the stigma (and general misunderstanding) of severe depression.
I usually only post things related to my work or my friends work, but this is important.
I’ve met Thor twice now. He’s an incredibly nice guy. He smiles a lot, he’s bright and funny in person. He even hugged me, spent a long amount of time discussing technique with me, time I know he well could have spent otherwise. He took the time to thank me and hear what I had to say. He was a wonderfully down-to-Earth person.
It’s important to realize that anyone can suffer from depression. It’s often not something you can recognize from the surface.
It’s not something that can’t afflict someone you see as having a “good life”, or someone with money, or whatever, as in the case of Robin Williams and many others.
It’s a constant battle and every day is an accomplishment. To anyone suffering from depression, I want to say I’m proud of you. You’re beautiful and it’s incredible that you have made it so far. Keep carrying on.
It’s important to realize that everyone has a niche and it’s important to find that. To find that is to feel release. It’s a therapy. It’s a beautiful thing. Expression is one of the most fundamentally human things and one of the most cherished.
If anyone wants to talk to me about anything at all, feel free to. I know what it’s like to suffer from such things. If anyone needs an ear, I will provide.
or on this page.
I was moved by this. I too suffer from depression and know how hard the day to day can be, especially when willfully choosing not to take medication.