“The melancholic ..misperceives..that the object..was always-already lost.” – “

The mistake of the melancholic..is not simply to assert that something resists symbolic ‘sublation’ but, rather, to locate this resistance in a positively existing, albeit lost, object. ..Every attainable object is already a displacement of the impossible-real object of desire which is constitutively lost. ..The cause of desire is originally, in a constitutive way, lacking. Melancholy interprets this lack as a loss..as if the object lacking were once possessed and then lost.” Slavoj Zizek

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