Bietjie bietjie maak merry: how LSD changed my life
To conquer my crippling depression I took small regular doses, and soon it was as if my brain had rewired itself
It’s a sunny March morning in 2017 and I’ve just taken my first microdose of LSD: a tenth of a tab.
The effect is subtle. After an hour, colours seem richer, edges more defined. It’s like looking at the world in HD after a lifetime in low resolution.
I feel calm and present. Optimistic, even. Small stressors are easier to shake off. At dinner that night I feel personable and engaged, good-humoured, fun...