I read (somewhere) about a new book coming out that suggests (something along the lines of) “embracing melancholy.”
I think I read about it in the Sunday paper, but I can’t remember…
I never read ALL the words in the newspaper (there are so many), so I can’t be totally sure, but I think the general theme of this book (if it was a book) was that we (the people) spend too much energy trying to maintain a perpetual state of happiness when instead we should be gettin’ all jiggy with the less appealing emotions.
The (alleged) article that I (may have) read (on Sunday or some other day) suggested that having an intimate relationship with melancholy…
[See what I mean about the jiggy?]
Where was I?
Apparently, (according to some rilly important author whose name I can't remember) having an intimate relationship with melancholy is precisely what enables us to experience pure joy which (kicks the ass of and) goes way beyond regular, garden-variety, happiness.
At the time (whatever time it was) I didn’t give the article much thought (clearly) but the notion has rolled around in my pea sized head (helloooooo in there….) for the past few days.
Could it be true on some level?
Is there something transformational that happens if simple sadness is allowed to have its way with you?
[Take me NOW, you swarthy sad feeling!]
Truthfully, I’ve been feeling flat for awhile -- maybe since October or maybe longer.
In the early days, the majority of my blog posts were tagged as “idiocy,”
[37% of all my posts to date are pure idiocy! Oh, the PROUD!]
Lately, my writing (on this-a here blog) has been somewhat more serious and reflective.
Something’s going on for me but I can’t put my finger on it.
[Which screws up my ability to get jiggy with it.]
But this book review (I might have read) made me realize that I possess an odd faith that if I am patient with this flatness (and if I roll, roll, roll in its hay) I will (somehow) be recreated and when I wake and fold back the covers I will be flooded with light and joy.
[And Papa Smurf will, like, totally be there too!]