Friday, July 24, 2015

Depression and Melancholy

[Depression can] ... at least momentarily ... [wipe] out our happiness, and ... [send] us off into fundamental appraisals of our knowledge, our assumptions, and the very purposes of our existence.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 143)

Melancholy gives the soul an opportunity to express a side of its nature that is as valid as any other, but is hidden out of our distaste for its darkness and bitterness.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 138)
24 July 2015

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