There is a void of meaninglessness toward which you can easily fall. Your self-love falters. You see no paths ahead of you. You find no space in which you may belong.

To have given yourself over to another is to have unequivocal value. There is always a way forward. There is a place you may always be. There are arms into which you may fall when you become blind and can’t catch yourself.

Depression takes away your ability to catch yourself, i.e. interrupt thoughts of worthlessness.