11 Apr 2014

Distinguish melancholy from sadness


Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. 


 It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk. Spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. 


It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. 


Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.” 

—  Albert Camus, Notebooks (1951-1959)




[Krystian Zimerman & Kaja Danczowska play
César Franck's Violin Sonata, 1st movement.]


As the decay of winter slowly fades away and spring's bloom rises the images above, Camus' words, and that beautiful and melancholical piece reflect my mood during these days. 


 Mara

Ph.: L’Eclisse (1962)Olga Onischenko, Leopoldo Pomés (Revista Grúa, 1957), Brigitte BardotElise Crombez by Annemarieke van Drimmelen ('Io Sono L’Amore', Vogue Netherlands, December 2012), Raymond Depardon (Jardin du Luxembourg, 1989), Jean Sebergthe69thoprahhatpartypoppycockburnmost-beautiful-girls-caps, nostalgia, Nymph()maniac vol. I (2013), La Notte (1961), Visual 404

11 comments:

Modesto Tapia said...

Such a great post! I'll definitely be taking a walk this spring.

AVY said...

Melancholy is beautiful, sadness is just sad. It makes me feel empty in a very bad way.

/Avy

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Dafne Isern said...

No podría estar más de acuerdo con Camus. Últimamente me da por dar largos paseos a solas. Todo por aquí ha comenzado a florecer y tengo la sensación de que el mero hecho de observar lo que me rodea, en el silencio abrumador de mis propios pensamientos es más que suficiente para sentirme más yo.

Las fotos no podrían reflejar mejor este estado de melancolía que se debate entre la tristeza y la reflexión.

Un beso muy fuerte, bonita.

Sati. said...

Beautiful post! Unfortunately, as I'm the owner of particularly misbehaving Yorkie, my Spring walks are never relaxing :)

Mar said...

Mai he entès aquestes paraules fins ara. Estic passant per un moment de canvis molt forts i totes aquestes frases tenen molt de sentit per mi ara mateix. De moment encara no se passar temps amb mi mateixa sense que em doni massa voltes el cap, but I'm working on it. Molt bonic el post.

Un petonet x

Alex Withrow said...

Love this post. I love by shots of the back of people's heads. I have no idea why, but photographs and especially shots from movies of people walking... it really fascinates me. So I really adored this post - a remarkable visual essay.

Katy Rochelle said...

Truly there is a difference between melancholy and sadness. Something I will remember in the future and to take a walk. A novel could be written from your picture posts! XO

Silvia Conde said...

M'agrada molt aquest post, moltíssim!

holabolababes@gmail.com said...

Amazingly how you got me into this story by these beautiful images. Just feel like I got to the movies.
Tnx love, Emilie

ATF said...

ai Mara, quin post més genial. no em paso tant sovint com m'agradaría per aquí però perquè no vull fer-ho quan no tengui casi temps així ràpid i corrent perquè el vostre blgo se mereix tota la atenció i esque m'encata fer-ho quan tenc temps.

no me podría haver agradat més aquest post. sa veritat que estic un poc sensible així que m'ha encantat aquesta idea, sempre amb fotos tan adequades que admiro molt la dedicació que li poses. es molt difícil distinguir una cosa de l'altre, de vegades ens sumerguim dins les dues i la veritat que es xungo sortir-ne.

pot ser que la cançó que has posat i una de les fotos siguin de Nymphomaniac? mira que té una segona part dolenta però com me vare agradar moltes coses de les dues quan hi penso, es una de les pelis en que vas pensant a lo llarg del temps, o al menys a mí em passa.

vaig a veure més posts, petonás guapa!

Hélène Heath said...

I should definitely take a cue from Albert Camus.

Lovely images.

xx Hélène
www.FashionOverReason.com