If you slowly turn around 360 degrees on this mountainside you’ll see a vast panorama. There’s the sea, there’s the bright sun. There’s the village of Forio far below, with its white stucco facades and terra cotta roof tiles glowing in the sun. Above there’s the green slope of Mt. Epomeo with its royal crown of white cumulus.
But then look. Over there tied to the fence, occupying a narrow, one-degree sliver of the panorama, is something that represents the opposite of life, beauty, and vitality.
When you're depressed all you notice are negative symbols and metaphors. You really have to work hard to blot out every other beautiful thing.