I’ve mentally written and re-written the start of this post a thousand times over, usually while washing up or in the shower (the sound of water boosts my thinking), but when it came to putting it on the page I always lost my nerve. It never sounded right. So it’s been almost two months since I posted, bless me reader for I have sinned. Prior to this my longest silence was a week. If you’ve been worried, or tapping your foot impatiently waiting for a friend who never shows up, I’m sorry. Seven weeks ago, to save my husband’s sanity, and possibly my own, I began taking medication to combat the chronic depression that had gripped me for months. Because previous pharmaceutical forays had been either ineffective or deleterious I was prescribed a type of drug I’d never tried before. And oh boy, the side effects!