Depression effects us all. Some hide it better, or handle it better. Many causes bring on the depressive state, human emotions are so powerful. At times when I feel low, I just look at more unfortunate people and I realise that I am alive and well. Growing up with a violent alcoholic mother pays visits to my subconscious mind, and at times, makes me feel very dark. I see the bigger picture though. I see me in life...and better still, life in me.