Malia is the movie savant. She’s very clear. Although we all don’t like the same movies. She and Barack like dark and sad. And Sasha and I, we want a little laughter and frivolity.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Loneliness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings. (“Dracula’)
When griping grief the heart doth wound and doleful dumps the mind oppress then music with the silver sound with speedy help, doth lend redress. (“Romeo and Juliet”)
But what am I? An infant crying in the night, an infant crying for the light; and with no language but a cry.
Cheerfulness is health; its opposite, melancholy, is disease.
Hey Jude, don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart, Then you can start to make it better.