I am feeling melancholy.
I thought I felt melancholy but I wasn’t sure. The mood seemed to fit the word. So I looked it up to make sure that is what I felt. This is what dictionary.com says melancholy means:
http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [mel-uhn-kol-ee] Show IPAnoun, plural -chol·ies, adjective
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged;depression.
sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
the condition of having too much black bile, consideredin ancient and medieval medicine to cause gloominessand depression.
affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy;mournful; depressed: a melancholy mood.
causing melancholy or sadness; saddening: a melancholy occasion.
soberly thoughtful; pensive.”
Okay I don’t think I am full of black bile. That does seem archaic. Good call dictionary.com. But parts of the definition feel correct, and applicable to how I feel. I don’t think I’m really depressed. But definitely I am “soberly thoughtful; pensive”.
Thanks dictionary.com for helping me better define my mood. My moment. I like the word melancholy. Though I think I better be more careful when I use the word to describe my moods. I don’t want people to misinterpret me as thinking I am full of black bile.