Now to my point. In the film, Taylor's character - the protagonist's father - experiences bouts of depression. He is also a Marine Biologist and, when his son Oliver asks him what it is like to feel the way he does, he replies with:
"Well, it's a bit like drowning."
Hearing this, I felt like I was experiencing a true revelation, because finally I had found a word to perfectly describe how I've been feeling for such a long time. Drowning. Disappearing. Emotionally deteriorating. And I don't feel better, or cured, or anything like that, but it's kind of comforting to be able to accurately encapsulate this scary/unbalanced/unpredictable state in some way.
Anyway. I guess I wanted to write something current and that I won't turn my nose up at in the future.
Trying to keep my head above water,