down
Monday, October 20 at 11:23 PM
today, in one of my courses, the topic of discussion was design theory behind the construction of mental health institutions.

the subject of melancholy came up. in the 18th and 19th centuries, the term melancholy was used to refer to what we now call depression. melancholia is now used by psychiatrists to describe a state of severe depression, apathy and withdrawal.

i don't feel depressed; melancholic sounds about right. but more in a reflective or contemplative manner, i guess. perhaps it is because, as HoMeBoY has suggested, i have no life?

here's a song i stumbled across today; i didn't even know i had it.


Tea And Sympathy
Jars of Clay

Fare thee well
Trade in all our words for tea and sympathy
Wonder why we tried, for things that could never be
Play our hearts lament, like an unrehearsed symphony

Not intend
To leave this castle full of empty rooms
Our love the captive in the tower never rescued
And all the victory songs
Seem to be playing out of tune

But it's not the way
That it has to be
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy
'Cause it's not the way
That it has to be

You begin
And all your words fall to the floor and break like china cups
And the waitress grabs a broom and tries to sweep them up
I reach for my tea and slowly drink in

[Chorus:]
'Cause it's not the way
That it has to be
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy
'Cause it's not the way
That it has to be
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy

So fare thee well
Words the bag of leaves that fill my head
I could taste the bitterness and call the waitress instead
She holds the answer, smiles and asks one teaspoon or two

[Chorus x 2]

Don't trade us for tea and sympathy
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy
We can work it out

Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy
We can work it out

Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy
We can work it out
0 Comments: