Review: The Same Deep Water By: Lisa Swallow
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Chapter One begins with this quote “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” (Oscar Wilde)
And with that you get sucked into the story about these 2 people each just treading water trying to escape from their pasts. This leads to a connection that you think is going to take the story in one direction (think ugly cry after reading Bright Side or The Summer Remains level) and you gradually find out that things are not quite as they seem.
Things start not adding up and we are taken on this journey of uncovering the secrets and lies and the truths behind them. Gradually everything begins to unravel and by the end of the story we are shaken, sobbing and affected by the story.
This is an unflinching view of how it is to live with a mental illness. There is no sugar coating it, it’s tough subject matter. It’s dealt with in such a truthful way on how these illnesses affect everyone around that person but that whoever suffers from them are more than their affliction. So many times you get labeled as a diagnosis and you lose sight of who you are as a person. Yes, you may be struggling with major depression or bipolar disorder but that’s not all you are. You are not your disease.
This is an unorthodox love story that much is true. But it all boils down to this – live in the moment! And when you find that person to be your traveling companion you hang on to them because together you are stronger than apart and you are able to withstand the waves of life without falling under the water.