Durer did a woodcut of a brooding female which he entitled MELANCHOLIA. Lately I think of her in her corner with her very
sad thoughts. Maybe I need more chocolate in my life??? There are some artists who think we need the Melancholia Gene in order to write deeply, as though sorrow was deeper than joy.
I have a gene for Joy too. I know my life has more of it at present than one for sorrow. The unrolling of the winter parchment is beginning. Words there are usually more stoic. But the season has not yet taken a bite out of me, chilly though the mornings start.
Melancholia has her own beauty. Durer depicts her well over so many centuries.