Spring 2014

19.

Joy and woe are woven fine

Clothing for the Soul divine;

Under every grief and pine

Runs a joy with silken twine.

 

It is right, it should be so;

Man was made for joy and woe

And when this we rightly know

Safely through the world we go.

(William Blake)

 

'The feeling states of joy and woe are two sides of the same coin. They create the nature of emotional paradox. The list of emotional paradoxes reaches off to infinity: guilt/innocence, victim/victor, illusion/truth, depression/expression, despair/hope, impotency/potency, self-loathing/self-loving, worry/faith. Furthermore, there is a belief in native America that if a snake bites you, the antidote lies but twenty feet away. All you have to do is find it! '  (Stewart Pearse is a fantastic read!)

'Joy'  by senior citizen of Galway. Briga Saulė, 2014

'Joy' by senior citizen of Galway. Briga Saulė, 2014

by Brigita Stasun