For many years I felt melancholy and didn’t know what to make of it. When you’re in an emotional fog it’s hard to sometimes recognize and deal with it. It wasn’t until I felt much worse that I realized something was really wrong.
Most people think of feeling melancholy as being,”down in the mouth” or “just not feeling up to par.” It’s more than that and it has a way of completely taking over your life. It renders you useless in many ways. It staggers your thoughts and numbs your emotions. The impact it has is so large and so heavy over time, that it shapes your entire life into a “pallet of yellow lukewarm nothingness with dark gray germ-like thoughts running around inside you.”
I made this painting, “Melancholy Me” as a choice to get it out of my system forever. It’s a reminder to fight against those thoughts and feelings. And more importantly to do things in life that bring me higher in thought and emotion. I realize more and more all the time that you have to find something you love doing and throw yourself into it from deep inside. That action starts to -root out- the negatives and make way for the positives. It starts a cleansing and healing process to overcome things like depression and melancholy.
I hope enjoyed the post and if you ever have issues with feeling melancholy let me know and I’d be glad to talk to you about it. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to share them. Take care and God Bless, Rosco “Carrico” Crooke
P.S. Here is a blog post Color Can Change Everything! that you might find interesting and useful when it comes to fighting melancholy feelings or depression.