Chapter 21 » 21.69
Suffering and healing
We have many devices to protect ourselves from sadness – naturally enough it is a distressing feeling…
And yet sadness … is a very noble feeling if we bear it with dignity and render it into a sacrament. To try to run away from the awareness of the pain of sadness is tantamount to thinking of light without shadow; or love without the anxiety of possible separation; or life without death.
Fortunato Castillo, 1978