The magic of melancholy

“Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad” 

Victor Hugo

Because I’ve frequently said that the purpose of life is happiness you might think that I never get glum. Nothing is further from the truth. I enjoy a good melancholy now and again. Everything in life is a duality after all. 

You can’t know day without night,up without down or happy without sad.

But, once you realise that melancholy is the flip side of happiness and that through this experience you are opening yourself to more joy you can come to enjoy sadness in a weird sort of a way.

Toss in the fact that most of the greatest art works, music, poems, novels and creative achievements are the direct result of a melancholic experience!

Without melancholy we wouldn’t know the breadth of our own happiness and we wouldn’t have so many beautiful things in this world to enjoy.

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