List (not definitive) of ways I offer tenderness to my depression.

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today… farm fresh, blackcurrant ice-cream, eaten standing still in a busy market.
my friends.
the breath of the sea, rolling in and rolling out.
light.
heat.
Bebe (the little black cat).
Millar Harris perfume (especially le’air de rien).
the life and work of Leonard Cohen.
baking and dreaming up cakes.
dancing 5R’s with my fellow humans.
the smell of lilies in my bedroom.
lighting candles.
saying, thank you life.
reading really beautiful fiction.
poems.
flashes of connection via Facebook and the like.
silence.
solitude.
company.
walking.
washing the dishes and creating a clean kitchen after a mammoth cooking production.

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