The exhibition titled Melancholia is currently showing at the University of Queensland Art Museum. I was interested to see it because like echothatemotion, it deals in emotions.
The walls are filled with art and snippets of writing related to the emotion of MELANCHOLIA. As someone with artistic ambitions I love this one from Aristotle.
"All those who have become eminent in philosophy or politics or the arts are melancholics."
Looking at this woman in her kitchen and empathising with how she might have been feeling, I understand what Michel de Montaigne is saying here.
"There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence and satisfaction in nursing ones melancholy."
Or as my father-in-law would say,
"You don't want to spoil a good boo by laughing."