5.2.12

people are all around

video

In the barren emotional landscape
familiar to sufferers of depression,
strangers one encounters can appear
mirage-like; they represent a possible
escape, a chance at redemption,
but inevitably remain cold
monuments to inaccessibility.

Melodramatic
pop songs provide access
to a surrogate self expression;
of the kind impossible to
achieve amid the emotional
monotony and frustration
of clinical melancholia :)