‘Black dog’ and ‘dark cloud’ are common pseudonyms often used to refer to depression, anxiety, and some other related mental health problems.
I hate those terms.
Because I love black dogs and dark clouds.
My black dog is the person I love the most in the world. He more often than anything else pulls me out of depression.
I love dark clouds too. Specially when they come bearing heavy tropical rain. I love that rain too. Just the memory of that rain has helped improved my spirits enough times.
It’s weird hearing people seriously discuss being under a dark cloud when I’m aching to be under a real dark monsoon cloud again.