Think that probably has to my favourite line from a Snow Patrol song.
Speaks volumes about the conflict between emotional needs and logic ... or at least it does to me.
Sometimes we try to explain things and people try to understand them in terms of logic when they aren't things that can be understood logically - that's why it can be so difficult to try and talk about depression with someone who hasn't actually experienced it.
There was an article in the paper today about the things people say to try and comfort people. 'I feel for you' got a big thumbs up. 'I know how you feel' got the thumbs down ... as did 'pull yourself together'
Another line that I really like - Pink Floyd Darkside of the Moon this time - is 'There is someone in my head and it is not me' - though that is more to do with the song itself and who and what it is about as it isn't really a place I've personally been to ... which sort of brings me round to another reflection which is on crying ... yes there are times when crying is that howl of anguish but there are also times when crying is the expression of achieving a deep empathy with someone else - I often get that these days when I'm watching tv and someone is talking about something that deeply affected them - and it happens as often with the good as the bad. In the past I'd probably have been really uncomfortable about that because it all seemed soppy - and I'd also have felt awkward that I was having that sort of an emotional response, but it's a lot easier to accept now that I've realised it's actually about being in a place where I'm deeply in tune and empathising with someone else.
Anyway, hope you all have a good weekend and that your arguments aren't hampered by too much logic