First off and most importantly, I've curtailed my salt intake, drastically. I've been eating all my meals at home and taking a salt free lunch to work. I've been checking the salt content on everything. It's imperative that I continue doing so! In only three weeks you would not believe the difference in how I feel physically. Actually after a few days or possibly a week there was a true difference. My arthritis calmed down rather nicely, so that I've not had to take any aleve, ibuprofen. My blood pressure has dropped to an acceptable level for me. My Doctor ask "why the big improvement?"
I felt it very important to address with you my friends. As I physically feel so does my mental state, to a certain extent. Still there is this part of me that does not change as much as I'd like. Possible a lifetime of things that are built up inside, that never go away and cannot heal. Therefore I would like to write about melancholy today.
What is MELANCHOLY? Feeling or causing sadness: feeling or making somebody feel a thoughtful or gentle sadness
The gloomy character of somebody said to have an excess of black bile, one of the four body humors that were once thought to determine people's health and emotional state
A constitutional tendency to gloominess or depression
A sad thoughtful state of mind
MEDICAL DEFINITION OF MELANCHOLY, an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile, and characterized, by irascibility or depression
I think I need to know more about this black bile, and body humors.
BLACK BILE, one of the four humors of medieval physiology, supposed to cause melancholy in excess.
The World of Shakespeare's Humors
The four body humors were part of Shakespearean cosmology, inherited from the ancient Greek philosophers Aristotle, Hippocrates, and Galen.
Organized around the four elements, of earth, water, air, and fire; the four qualities of cold, hot, moist, and dry; and the four humors, these physical qualities determine the behavior of all created things including the human body.
Seems this post has taken an unexpected twist of its own, from, salt to melancholy to Shakespeare!
I have always liked the word melancholy, don't know exactly why but this one definition I like. A sad thoughtful state of mind.
All this other information I've added today is most interesting, but a sad thoughtful state of mind, reminds me of me....
Staying in this state of mind would certainly lead to depression, I suppose, but is a thoughtful state of mind bad? Certainly always thinking can have its drawbacks, right? "I think therefore I am!" Am what? Am what I'm thinking!
I THINK . . . I BETTER SUM THIS POST UP. I CAN BE MELANCHOLY AND FUNNY AT THE SAME TIME. OPPOSITES, YET, ARE BOTH ME! IT'S A CHECK AND BALENCE THING YOU KNOW!
MELANCHOLY IS FEELING, FEELING IS A GOOD THING, I THINK! SOMETIMES YOU MAY FEEL TOO MUCH, BUT I'D RATHER FEEL, THAN NOT FEEL! EVEN THROUGH DARK EMOTIONS YOU LEARN, FEEL . . . WOULD NOT BE ENJOYABLE TO WATCH A MOVIE THAT TUGS AT YOUR HEART, UNLESS YOU HAVE THE ABILITY, TO FEEL . . .!!!
I WANT YOU RIDE ALONG WITH ME AS I FEEL . . . EVERYTHING . . . FROM MELANCHOLY TO LAUGHTER. RIDE ALONG WITH ME TO MY FINAL SUNSET! LET'S LEARN TOGETHER AS ONE! glen