a musician i know suffers with depression. it makes me wonder how i don’t suffer with depression or at least how i am not immobilized by depressed thoughts like him. makes me wonder if there is a way i can cross the bridge to where he is cooped up and lead him back to this side where things are not as frightening as they seem for him. playing music together is always helpful. gone is the sad state when i first arrive but soon after we stop he returns, stuck, wishing for help and at the same time everything i say seems useless. then when we play and we play some more.