If you have ever, or never, experienced depression then you need to read this post. In Allie's usual way it is endearing and funny but it is also so unblinkingly honest and describes so accurately what it is like to be comsumed by the black dog. My heart pounded as I read it. The post reached maximum possible comments (five thousand) within hours and the FB post that linked to the blog post currently has 32,000 likes and three and a half thousand comments. It clearly resonates with a lot of people.
And while on the topic of fish (there are fish in the Hyperbole And A Half post) this article made me sad. There is a species of fish that is extinct in the wild and just three male specimens are known to exist in captivity. London Zoo is hoping that a private 'collector' might have a female somewhere in the world so they can establish a breeding program otherwise this fish will be extinct within a few years. They don't hold out much hope though and to be honest, with only one female- wouldn't that cause problems too?
And for a laugh, the British BIB (best in blogging) nominees have been released and I have enjoyed discovering some great new blogs. This post was very funny and relate able.