Not sure if you're taking the piss or not, but anyway...
"I loathe law. It seems to me as if it were merely an elaborate series of obstacles to doing things sensibly"
'... who looked at first sight like a piece of canned pork that has got mislaid too long in the summer."
Morbid bugger! :salute:
Because of the raw emotion and utter despair it projects. It's one of the most powerful paintings I've ever seen in the flesh, as it were. It actually made me stop dead in my tracks to look up at it.
This bit of your post makes me feel really sad. When I feel like things aren't right, what helps me is thinking that I'm absolutely on the correct path and that things are unfolding precisely as they need to. I find that gives me a bit of perspective and helps me calm down a bit.