Blue Monday

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Today, I read, is Blue Monday. Psychologists have apparently calculated that it is the day of the year when depression reaches a peak among the population.
Now’s the time

¿Qué voy a hacer, ordenar los paisajes?
¿Ordenar los amores que luego son fotografí­as,
que luego son pedazos de madera y bocanadas de sangre?
Lorca, “New York (Oficina y Denuncia)”

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  1. You bet. As a matter of fact I went out three different times today and got several good shots, which will be appearing in Visual Soma in the coming weeks.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I’m looking forward to your pictures, I will keep looking (as I usually do). I still have some winter pictures from Edmonton to post yet too. Those on my blog (Jan 11) were from Christmas at the cottage in S. Ontario (Grey-Bruce area).

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  3. Nice photo.

    The quote sounds true. At least there was a full moon, casting even more blue light around.

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  4. I guess it’s true for those with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Me, I love winter — but sometimes really beautiful days, as yesterday was, make me melancholy.

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  5. There’s an interesting post about the back-story to ‘Blue Monday’ here. Short version: it’s a load of rubbish. But the story of how it came about and the way it lives on is worth reading.

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  6. Yes, it clearly doesn’t like that URL. ho-hum. it wasn’t important.

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  7. Rescued. The “sex therapy” part of the URL must’ve been a red flag (go figure). So I’m back down to 394,372 spam comments :( .

    Useful corrective — thanks. It almost goes without saying, though, that one should take all such pronouncements with a grain of salt.

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