Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Melancholy

Where did all the joy go? Where are the smiles, the good cheer? Where is the laughter? Its dull and grey today and I have responded with a mood to match the weather. What's the matter? I ask myself, but I have no answer. Oh sure, the usual problems. But everyone has those...and surely, I'm not worse-off than many...

Why then am I gloomy, sad, despondent, dejected dispirited, dismal, sorrowful, doleful, glum and downcast...? I wish I knew. To withdraw into a quiet place with only birdsong for company, to withdraw into myself, a quiet place where I do not have to smile and pretend to be happy. A quiet place inside of me, that is where I want to be....

8 comments:

Rox said...

Hey, I'm sorry about your moods, happens to the best of us. I hope you are feeling much better today, hugs, <3

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Rox, thanks. It was just one ofthose days and yes, I do feel brighter today...:)

Naijadude said...

Glad to know you're feeling better!

Anengiyefa said...

Thanks Naijadude. :)

Ben said...

I have often said in my writings that when everything else is distant, that is when I am closest to myself. I have felt before what you have described -- that indefinable melancholy that seems to beckon us out of doors and into the beauty and loneliness of nature. Thanks for the reflective thoughts. I enjoyed them a lot.

Anengiyefa said...

Greetings Ben, welcome. Thanks for those words. I discovered your site too and its almost as if I discovered treasure. I'll be exploring it infinitely.

Mama Shujaa said...

Melancholy, a fertile breeding ground for me. You expressed yours with such tenderness, I felt it.

Anengiyefa said...

Oh thanks Mama Shujaa. It is a normal human emotion, melancholy. Its wonderful to see you here. Welcome. :)