Great masses of people these days live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor. Sensitive persons find our inartistic manner of existence oppressive and painful, and they withdraw from sight… I believe what we lack is joy. The ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life, the conception of life as a happy thing, as a festival… But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy. ~Herman Hesse
those sweet nothings remind us that the most wretched despair can be lifted….
inquiry for today~ what is joy? how do you find it today?
Pleasures end unless they fill with love. ~Rumi