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

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