This isn't a grammar lesson. It is, perhaps, a life lesson!
I was talking with a friend about ways to avoid depression. I know I've mentioned it before, but one of my methods is to write things down. It forces me to identify just what it is that's bothering me, and give it up to God. And of course I write letters to people, too. Or blog posts.
And then I asked my friend...You don't feel sad when you're in the midst of DOING something, do you? Talking to a friend, going to church...
No, she didn't.
Loneliness is certainly a part of the equation. But when I thought about how writing helps, I remembered my teacher-training, and the various skill areas that we talked about. +/-