The music that I make is cathartic in a way that when I play the guitar and sing the song I'm there again and living it. Sometimes in a negative way, such as if I sing a song about loving Kristen, now I sing it with more emotion and everything I say only helps me to get past what I'm feeling, but in an odd way re-opens the wounds and makes it fresh all over again.
So in a way, there is no catharsis.
But the music stays fresh, and to quote Feist, "I feel it all".
I force myself to believe that It'll all turn around soon.