Grief & Preservation of Love Lost

Grief & Preservation of Love Lost

A first glance at this image and I thought of how relationships can be a double-edged sword providing both security and confinement. I'm sure most of us can relate to the feeling of suffocation in an abstract or metaphorical sense. Some people, no matter how well-intentioned, simply suffocate the life out us. They somehow manage to rob us of that vital life-force needed to create, play, or express. As I looked closer at the king's face, I could see signs of devotion and desperation to hold onto someone he has strong feelings towards. But, first impressions don't always tell the whole story and curiosity forced me to find out the real intention of this piece of work. 

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Do We Have An Aversion To Sadness?

Do We Have An Aversion To Sadness?

A few days ago I came across an article which looked at the statistics of the popularity of social networking posts. It had a whole load of pretty pie charts to show how the underlying emotional tone of the post featured in its capacity to garner a response of some kind, be it a share or a ‘like’. Maybe not so surprisingly, humour and cuteness easily got the biggest chunks when it came to shares. Sadness, on the other hand, did poorly. Even anger, in all its socially unacceptable glory, manages to generate more interaction than its miserable cousin.

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