There is a certain rhythm to melancholy and it is in perfect harmony with my own heartbeats. I am in sync with the dreary days, the grey skies, the rain, the thunder and fallen leaves on the pavement. The rhythm is a soundless soundtrack, an invisible backdrop for my inner depth and the theatre it holds in there.

There is a beauty to the unspoken, like a language without words but so much more complex and advanced.

It’s where the wild things are. It’s where the edges of thoughts are not defined and blurred with dreams and unwanted nightmares.

A timeline of impulses.

A parade of desire and fear. Sometimes dancing together like Fred and Ginger.

It’s where the wild things grow. In the stillness.

Into unexpected pictures moving in the rhythm of slow motion and melancholy.

10 thoughts on “Melancholia

  1. miamakila79 says:

    Exactly! 🙂 an invisible rainbow inside the greyscale

    I always feel like I can think more clearly on a grey day or when the snow is thick and covering the world like cotton

    And when I can think clearly I can be more inspired and get ideas for painting or writing…

    Does it ever get grey or cold where you are?


    • Todd from Kentucky says:

      Winters can be bleak, but we’ll have a nice day thrown in once in awhile. Winter last year was kinda bla . . . we got a lot of snow (which I like), but it got just too damn cold for extended periods of time. I don’t mind the cold, but when I have to worry about pipes freezing and such . . . well, just another thing to b!tch about. Actually, winter is when I go hiking the most . . . no snakes, no ticks, no poison ivy, and the undergrowth is easier walk through. Plus, once you start hiking, you don’t mind the cold. Also, overcast days can be great for photographing natural arches and waterfalls.

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      • miamakila79 says:

        I didn’t know you had snow there, and I didn’t know you were a hiking kind of a person, where do you go hiking? The mountains? I’m so not an outdoorsy girl, so its exotic for me with people who are close to nature.


  2. stevie says:

    i like melancholy its a place of creation……. and so being young and dipped in folly i fell in love with melancholy….. edgar allan poe ….and with this i bid you good night and sweet dreams Stevie


  3. miamakila79 says:

    Great quote.

    I’m falling asleep too….it’s been some tough weeks but I think I’m finally out of the darkness now…but I’m totally exhausted…

    Goodnight and sleep well dear Stevie!


  4. Todd from Kentucky says:

    We certainly do have snow, but nothing crazy. We only have two or three decent snowfalls during the winter. The rest of the winter is usually very gray. And yes, I do a lot of hiking. One of my hobbies is looking for and documenting natural arches in Kentucky and Tennessee. This will kinda show you what we get into . . .
    As for the mountains, we do have the Appalachians (which the Smokies are a part of) nearby, but I usually hike in an area that is called dissected plateau. If you saw it from the air all of the elevations are pretty much the same, but it is highly eroded cutting many waterways and creating great cliffs. This is where I hike . .. all along these massive sandstone bluffs. You might like it. You come to Kentucky and I’ll take you out hiking!


  5. miamakila79 says:

    I have never heard of those arches before… perhaps we don’t have them here in Sweden..?

    I would love to go hiking but I have a terrible insect phobia… it makes it impossible for me to be outdoors during the summer season anyway…


  6. Todd from Kentucky says:

    And insects is one reason we hike in the winter. Do you have ticks and chiggers? They are nasty little things that suck your blood. If you hike in Kentucky during the summer you will get ticks and chiggers. Not only do they suck your blood, but they can really make you sick. Lyme disease is because of ticks.
    And Sweden does have a few arches . . .
    I’ll have to look into that more and see if I can find any more.

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    • miamakila79 says:

      Yes we have ticks too but since I’m almost never outdoors during summer, I’ve never seen them or being nibbled up by them 🙂

      I’m mostly scared of praying mantis and grasshoppers and spiders.

      They freak me out and I have a theory that they are in fact aliens 😉

      Oh look… We do have some natural arches too!! 🙂


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