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Salzburg is a beautiful city in Austria surrounded by stunning scenery. But, being in a mountain area, the weather's often bad. I found it a good analogy for mental illness or distress - when you are gripped by it, you can't see beyond it - yet there is wonder, beauty and happiness out there, if you can just stick it out.

Salzburg

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse07 Jul 2013

This fabric of woven cloud
Makes the surrounding
Mountains purely theoretical

And even the unbroken threads of rain
Unravel the blanket greyness
Too slowly to lift the gloom.

The high blue Alpine skies
Where the white summit waves break
Sit beyond the range

Of sight or foresight:
You could be forgiven
For thinking it will last forever.

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