As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder:
Why does sad music make me feel so happy?
I find it funny that Louis mentions crying in his car after hearing Bruce Springsteen’s “Jungleland”. The SAME EXACT THING happened to me last week when I heard “I Came For You” on my car radio.
Here’s Louis CK on the happiness of melancholy:
QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop Talking is missing something,” says Karen Catlin, writer
of ”QUIET: The Missing Chapter.”
Great question, Karen, and I love your ideas. Here they are:
Lately, whenever I'm in between novels and psychology books, I end up in Ecclesiastes. I never stop being amazed (and comforted) that humans have been wrestling with the same exact questions for THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
Here's today's passage:
I’ve never understood why everyone is so averse to aging. From what I can tell, most people get calmer and more centered with time.
So I love this video, by Anthony Cerniello, of a woman progressing from infancy to old age — in just five minutes. It’s humane and beautiful and well worth your time: