Carina del Valle Schorske

  • By Heart

    If there’s something that you want to hear, you can sing it yourself. — Gillian Welch, “Everything Is Free” Gillian Welch is almost right. I can and do sing that line, with its sad downward…

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  • Melancholy

    Melancholy is a word that has fallen out of favor for describing the condition we now call depression. The fact that our language has changed, without the earlier word disappearing completely, indicates that we…

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