I was channel surfing as I tend to do at midnight. Surf. Surf. Surf. Then I landed on a show I haven’t seen in years because it’s painful to do so. I ended up watching Anthony Bourdain on CNN. It was such an eerie experience especially at that time of the night. It got me thinking about mortality, depression, stigma and brokeness.
Watching him laugh on screen knowing the pain he must have been in was sad. And that sounds a bit trite to say.
I couldn’t watch the whole episode. But it got me thinking again of the pandemic and the vast depression that has also become a pandemic. There needs to be more attention being paid to mental health, anxiety and stress. Meanwhile, I’ll toast to Bourdain and dream of future travel and cuisine.