Exegesis. Melancholy. An excess of black bile. Feeling dejected despondent, disconsolate, destroyed. In Australia 45% will have experience a mental health condition in their lifetime 1. At only one time around 1 million adults have depression and 2 million, around 1 in 12 or 13, have anxiety.
In the US, 50% of those who have one depressive episode will have a second. Of those, 80% will have a third.
Exegesis: Humans are sentinent, the rest of the animal kingdom is not. The tragedy is that people with Alzheimer’s disease slowly transit from being human to being a part of the rest of the animal kingdom. At the beginning they might recognise their fate; at the end that recognition belongs only to those who care for them. This poem records the transition. Continue reading “Forgetmenot: A Poem About Alzheimer’s Disease”
Syria. Time goes by, mothers cry, kids die. In memory Merle Haggard
I just read a couple of appreciations of the life and music of the outstanding country musician Merle Haggard. I guess he would have made a better job of the it, but here’s a song about Syria. You can add your own music and shed your own tears. Continue reading “Thinking of Merle Haggart; On Syria”