MEMORIAL: MANIA, MELANCHOLIA, MISERIA AND MISERICORDIA:
BACK TO THE BAPTISTRYUN VANGELO FOR THE VANQUISHED VITALITY OF VINCENT
The Valanga is happy to have developed the skeleton of a formal online University system which grew out of our original "urgency" agenda.
The original mission of the Valanga di Vita was to find a way to cheer those who are mentally ill so that they might no longer be disabled, or violent, to us nor to anyone else.
This approach is surely better than being bullied and terrorized into confessing all of the mentally deranged person's sins as though they were your own.
One of the aspects of mental illness is called "bipolar disorder" which in its manic phase, often finds an outlet in wild happiness and ectasy or crazed derangement and violence.
In this phase the sufferer is often physically restrained and/or imprisoned for the safety of all.
(since this is a source of intense fear and shame to all, it is most often not talked about)
From this phase the sufferer often descends into an abyss of melancholy and woe.
We can imagine Icarus falling from a wild hope of joy into a sea of sorrow (or a river).
This painting here, Starry Night over the Rhone, is one of the paintings Van Gogh did during the period when he checked himself into a mental hospital in Remy.
While it is not recorded that van gogh harmed anyone else, he did cut off his own ear which seems to indicate some kind of extreme anguish manifesting in physical violence.