melancholy

“Melancholy is a twilight state; suffering melts into it and becomes a sombre joy. Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.” – Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea Melancholy is ambivalent and contradictory. Although it seems at once a very familiar term, it is extraordinarily elusive and enigmatic. It is something found not only in […]

via jacky bowring – a field guide to melancholy (2008) — fleurmach