Sadness, emotional pain
D.W. Winnicott believed that sad crying
was “the psychological root of valuable
musical experiences in later life”
a sad face is indicated by small pupils,
in Spencer’s Faerie Queene sadness is
“a marker of spiritual commitment”
seasonal affective disorder (SAD) associates
lack of light to sadness as serotonin
levels drop. Prolonged sadness can
become depression unless it does not. A
traumatic event like a break-up or firing
can cause sadness, as can the loss of
1,950,000 people (so far) worldwide to
the hungry beast.
---- Erika Becerra, 33, couldn’t wait for the birth
of her second child. She died 18 days after giving birth
She never got to hold her baby. Erika was healthy,
had no underlying conditions. Her son, Diego, was born
healthy. After the birth Becerra’s oxygen levels dropped
and she was intubated. She died on December 3.
She had had a baby shower in October with her husband
Diego and young daughter, Erika Guadalupe, but was never
able to hold her newborn son, Diego. Erika Becerra, a
strikingly beautiful woman, was described as “selfless
and caring.” Her brother told CNN while sobbing, “For her
other people’s happiness was her happiness.” She could
have been infected during a prenatal hospital visit. Death
from COVID-19 in pregnant women is considered “uncommon.”
No one else in Erika’s family tested positive for the virus.
She was 33.