Depression Is An Old Person Holding His Head In His Hands !

Thomas Moore ( 1779-1852 ) the brilliant Irish poet , with great faith and deep insight said.” Depression gives us valuable qualities that we need in order to be full human.It gives us weight when we are too light about our lives . It offers a degree of gravitas . It was associated with the metal lead and was said to be heavy . It also ages us so that we grow appropriately and don’t pretend to be younger then we are. It grows us up and gives us the range of human emotion and character that we need in order to deal with the seriousness of life.”

In classic Renaissance images found in old medical texts and collections of remedies ,  “depression” is  depicted as an old person wearing a broad-rimmed hat , in the shadows holding his head in his hands .

(( ” l believe some times positive things come out of the negative  ones .”     Jalal Michael Sabbagh -  ))


13 thoughts on “Depression Is An Old Person Holding His Head In His Hands !

  1. Jasdeep Kaur February 25, 2015 / 5:54 am

    It motivated me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. darlingdomo February 25, 2015 / 7:14 am

    Very nice and I love the ending quote.

    • jmsabbagh February 25, 2015 / 3:00 pm

      l am glad you did.Have a lovely week.Jaalal

  3. Simona February 25, 2015 / 11:38 am

    ▐▬▌αρρу ƊƌƳ♥

    • jmsabbagh February 25, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      Happy and sweet day for you Simona.

    • jmsabbagh February 27, 2015 / 6:15 pm

      I appreciate your beautiful greetings.Have a blessed day.

  4. Cynthia Jobin February 25, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    I have always learned something important from a natural period of depression.

    • jmsabbagh February 25, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Hi Cynthia ,that is the positive thing that comes from the negative. Thank you for commenting.

  5. Cynthia Reyes February 26, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    What an interesting post this is. Thank you. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this quote before.

    • jmsabbagh February 26, 2015 / 11:09 pm

      Hi Cynthia ,l am glad you liked the post.Regards

  6. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 5, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    God gives us a very good why to respond depression Jalaj

    John 14:26-28 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    Philippians 4:6-8 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.(KJV)

    Christian Love Always -Anne

    • jmsabbagh March 5, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Profoundly true message.Warm regards.

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