My first thought for what to write about this week was how to combat the sadness of children going off to uni.  But then a 3 minute clip of loveliness about change and the sadness it can bring popped up in my inbox from The School of Life –

On Melancholy

If you are feeling sad because life is changing, the news is bad, the days are getting shorter again or the post-holiday feeling has hit you like a sledgehammer – any damn reason really, do watch it.  It makes you feel less alone with our sadness, which is something all of us could do with quite honestly.

Next week:  a piece so relentlessly upbeat it will make you feel queasy – promise!

The photo above is of a sculpture of John The Baptist in the Strahov Monastery, Prague.