As I have been anticipating and worrying about upcoming radiation therapy, I realized that I wasn't sure if I knew the difference between depression and tiredness. I know that tiredness is sometimes a symptom of depression, but what if one is "just" tired and need sleep? It doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to think that depression might also be a side effect of fatigue.
I took a linguistic side trip and discovered:
discernment stresses accuracy (as in reading character or motives or appreciating art)
to know true friends>. discrimination stresses the power to distinguish and select what is true or appropriate or excellent
And being such a visual creature, I sketched 4 little drawings in which I tried to depict both experiences.
Later I scanned and elaborated on each one.
How would YOU draw fatigue? Depression?
One thing I noticed is that doing the drawings helped me disengage from the grip of both emotions; writing about them helped me figure out a lot about how I let them get the upper hand.