Purpose

5 panel comic. Panel 1: I am slumped in a chair saying 'I haven't been doing enough.' Panel 2: 'what's the point of me?' Panel 3: I am still talking, my partner approaches holding our cat. Panel 4: he dumps the cat in my lap and says 'He needs somewhere warm to sit'. Panel 5: I sit with cat, no longer slumped.

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Okay, so this one isn’t exactly fluff, but ideally it’s not a downer either. Despite my resolve to post fluff as often as possible through all this, I have been … struggling. My old friend depression has been circling. Which is not particularly surprising, given everything. So if you’ve been wondering why the comics dropped off even after I promised, or if you’ve been hanging around your own comment sections, wringing your hands, waiting for me to appear and leave inspiring words such as ‘nice! I liked this’ … sorry. I’m working on it. 

But don’t worry. I’ve got a major in psychology, antidepressants, and a decade’s worth of therapy under my belt*. I’ve passed through this before. I can do it again.

* and my cat, I guess. But despite this comic, I don’t think cats are in and of themselves the answer to depression. Sorry. They can help, sure, but for actual clinical depression probably get some medical advice.

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17 responses to “Purpose”

  1. The Hinoeuma Avatar

    And, my cat climbed into my lap as I was reading this. <3

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bryntin Avatar

    Me too. Exactly the same except no major in psychology. Or therapy. And I have a dog not a cat. And I can’t draw. But otherwise, exactly the same. ;)
    Yep, best wishes for a short as possible bout and see you on the other side.

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      See you on the other side. I’m so sorry I missed you taking your site down through all this. I’ll always follow any site you make though.

      Like

  3. memadtwo Avatar

    I think we are all asking that question now.
    If only I didn’t have a cat allergy….(K)

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  4. sevencatsandcounting Avatar

    I work from home now and my senior Cat manager gave me two extended lap cuddles–one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. It was the best part of my workday.

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      Sounds like you have an excellent cat manager.

      Like

  5. Claudia McGill Avatar

    I was just thinking of you. Glad to see you. My cat is curled next to me right now. Being a lap for a cat, well, it’s more important than you think. Just ask the cat!!!

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  6. Rebecca Wallick Avatar

    It’s all about grounding, eh? Cats, dogs, nature, music, whatever works.

    These are especially challenging times. Who care what works for each of us individually? It’s all good.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Arionis Avatar

    I’m sure you’ve heard it but can you hear it enough? Depression lies! You are not alone.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      I have heard that one, and I do not think you can hear it enough. Thank you <3

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  8. Geri Lawhon Avatar

    A cat or dog is a good start to get out of the depression. Maybe not fluff, but enjoyable.

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      I have to say, the cat is helping.

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  9. itsmayurremember Avatar

    Cats/dogs are always a good way to leap out of the fog. They aren’t the answer but a good start as any.

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  10. dirtbri Avatar

    I love your art style. I also like your humor, so far– haven’t read all of your graphics yet, but I’ll get to it. Keep plugging away! This one reminds me of how sometimes we’re in our own little world (especially with the whole COVID thing going on) and need God or another person to plop something down in our lap to do, to help refocus us on things other than ourselves. Ultimately, I want to be happy, but it’s such an elusive byproduct sometimes, you know? Thanks for the humorous reminder

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    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my comics and got something out of this one :)

      Like

  11. Marius Avatar

    I like it. It made me smile :)

    Liked by 1 person

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