In cases of severe depression stand up straight,

head up, shoulders back, chest out

and shout 'Fuck' in a loud clear voice.

This will not only make you feel splendid

but will also cause consternation among your neighbours,

keeping them on their toes,

and teaching them to expect surprises.

Indeed, with luck,

one or two of them

on the lookout for spiritual guidance

will pause only to adjust their clothing

before taking you at your word,

thereby doing themselves a power of good.

Michael Swan