Thank You for Some Kinda Great Depression


Is it the economy?

Is it the atmospheric pressure?

Is it a subject just below the horizon?

Is it a sunken hollow, left by our thumbprint?

Does one kind of depression lead to another kind of depression?

If we make a depression in our environment will it spring back like Jell-O if we lift our finger?

Depression |di’ pre sh’ n| noun

• a long and severe recession in an economy or market : the depression in the housing market.

• ( the Depression or the Great Depression) the financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years.

 the lowering or reducing of something : the depression of prices.

• the action of pressing down on something : depression of the plunger delivers two units of insulin.

• a sunken place or hollow on a surface : the original shallow depressions were slowly converted to creeks.

• Astronomy & Geography the angular distance of an object below the horizon or a horizontal plane.

• Meteorology a region of lower atmospheric pressure, esp. a cyclonic weather system.

• Severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin depressio(n-), from deprimere ‘press down’ (see depress ).

Depress |di’ pres|

verb [ trans. ]

• make (someone) feel utterly dispirited or dejected : that first day at school depressed me.

• reduce the level or strength of activity in (something, esp. an economic or biological system) : fear of inflation in America depressed bond markets | alcohol depresses the nervous system.

• push or pull (something) down into a lower position : depress the lever.

Hey, maybe if we quit depressing the lever, the depression might not be so Great, eh??


~ by leakelley on March 27, 2009.

2 Responses to “Thank You for Some Kinda Great Depression”

  1. I think we should spend more time worry about psychological depression than an economic depression.

  2. And then there is that sudden, cracking depression that never rises, just fills with water. Of course, I’m talking about Florida’s sinkholes. Aha! But we have so many beautiful lakes and “waterfront properties” all courtesy of those frightening depressions, the liquid lining, so to speak.

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