“Moominland in Winter (is) as good an evocation of clinical depression as you’re ever likely to encounter.” (Will Self) Long ago, or so we are told, there was a king and his name was Haggard. He roamed the world searching for things which made him happy, for nothing ever did – or at least, not … More Essay – The Sadness of the King – an analysis of ‘The Last Unicorn’
I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts
‘I’ve got no leg,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have none at all.’ ‘I’ve got no head,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have no body either.’ ‘I’ve lost my world,’ He said ‘It could be worse,’ They said ‘You could have lost the universe, too’ … More Poem – It Could Be Worse?
In Dante’s Inferno there are nine levels of hell and the more serious the crime, the lower down one is placed. The worst of them all is Level Nine, reserved for traitors, considered by the great Italian poet to be the most heinous sin imaginable. It’s depicted as a huge frozen waste where sinners are … More Brief Thoughts on Dante