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.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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