Part of The Inner Space Series. The Hollow Man is a Digital Collage which is lost, listless and experiencing Anhedonia while in the teeth of a profound Depression. The word Anhedonia comes from Greek and means 'The Absence of Pleasure'. It can be a major component of suffering through the darkness of a deep Depression. When profoundly Depressed, the reach of Anhedonia extends far beyond an absence of pleasure, so that all feeling, satisfaction and meaning can be bleached out of life. Things which once brought joy are rendered inert and feel pointless. It leaves a behind a grey waste and an empty heart.
As painful as Depression might be to suffer through it can often be a call for us to effect profound and positive change in our lives. It slows us down, It draws us deeper into ourselves and our experiences, It causes us to take stock, It helps us honor that which was important, that we have lost and cannot get back, It helps us rediscover the things in our lives which are missing. There is no doubt that Depression is a painful, dark and difficult course to stay, it requires great patience, careful attention and whatever self compassion can be mustered. But when the day finally does break, It will break on new growth, fresh meaning, greater understandings and stronger connections.