Inflected Form(s): plural ca·thar·ses /-“sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek katharsis, from kathairein to cleanse, purge, from katharos
Date: circa 1775
1 : PURGATION
2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression
I spent the past hour making changes to the computer room – some cleanup and re-arrange, because it needed it. I feel oddly refreshed, and realized that this is what I probably needed – a cathartic exercise to cleans the mind, if not the body, and the computer room.
I’m sure the Pink Floyd only helped, but it’s onlt DSOTM – I’d much prefer the earlier stuff for this – but I can’t find my copies of Meddle, Works, or Ummagumma. Perhaps it’s time to pick those up on CD.