reductionist theory: images, music & musings
And yet, joy and sorrow go hand in hand. As Sir Richard Burton pointed out more than a hundred years ago: The best specimens of humanity are capable of greatest enjoyment, and of greatest suffering as well. I guess we can’t have a pendulum that would swing in one direction only!?:)
the old stalks - my dying fatherthe yellow blooms - young nieces and nephewscan't let the pendulum get stuck on one side
Sad to hear, sadder than I thought, but, still, it’s also a matter of perspective, as Sir Richard Burton pointed out in his Kasidah: ‘We dance along death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun.'
I cannot help but know the hand in hand nature of joy and sorrow. And yes, the depths of one define the capacity for the other. It comes back to the notion that the more aware we are of mortality, the more vibrant our lives may be. Denial of death only limits the experience of living.
SLS~ thanks so much for visiting. I'm scooting over to see your blog now:-)
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