Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Don’t wish it away
Don’t look at it like it’s forever
Between you and me I could honestly say
That things can only get better…
…And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
Time on my hands could be time spent with you
Laughing like children, living like lovers
Rolling like thunder under the covers
And I guess that’s why they call it the blues
These quotes, one from a classic movie and the other from a classic Elton John song, illustrate two important and often-overlooked characteristics of feeling the BLUES:
1) The BLUES are natural – everyone gets the blues sometimes.
2) The BLUES are temporary – the blues aren’t going to hang around forever. Things may cloud over for a bit but those blues will dissapate eventually and drift off.
What do you think of the BLUES? How do you get past them?
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Thanks to Naomi Ibuki and IanPhillipMiller for use of their images!