My daily dance through life, as an artist and photographer with lifelong major depression. 

You will find segments of my script ‘Walking With Scars’ in this writer’s blog, while I am still working on its completion. The book will be an offer for motivation, a well as guidance, and inspiration; also a roundup of my own struggle and experience with depression, and anxiety. Hopefully I can help many others who are walking this strange, scary path of life with an artistic soul, and an often so heavy heart. We can do this! You’ll see.

“I have heard many stories in my life from many people, and sometimes one of them has saved my life.” So let this be one of them. 

It is said you have to be brave to share your story, to push your naked soul out into the open. I don’t consider myself brave. I do consider myself devoted to make sense of it all.  After 40 years of living with severe depression, and an artistic soul, my stories hopefully save a life, or make another one better for the whole family involved.

If I would have had an easy life, a life with no fear, no failures, without all this darkness and so little hope, a life with no thoughts or acts of self-destruction, and so much self doubt; I would have not started this script. Because I would have not known.

If I would have lived my whole life with severe depression, but without a moment of absolute faith, absolute happiness, absolute hope, absolute love, absolute bliss and at one point or another, stood at some spot in the world in absolute wonder, and have felt out of this world alive, I would have also never considered writing this.

I want to help, and I hope I can. Simple as that.

Love and Strength

Simone van Hove – Emery