Friday, January 14, 2011

The weekly haiku

Sadness contrasts joy,
Each sharper, more intensely lived -

A rather bitter-and-twisted one-time commenter (a "drive-by") suggested the other day that I was in "a state of constant misery".  It was the sort of mistake that only a newcomer to the blogs, or a very superficial reader would make.  In fact I am a textbook manic depressive (probably cyclothmic, if we're being nit-picky), and on average am only "miserable" about two days in every five; and I find strange solace even in the periods of misery.

[And yes, I know, the syllable count's a bit off again...]

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