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  • Sorrow weeps a lot.
    She comes at night, mostly
    but sometimes moves through the shadows
    of your day.

    She needs you only to see her
    and hold her from time to time
    to validate her existence.
    Taking her everywhere with you out of guilt
    is not necessary.
    She will feel patronized
    and make your life miserable
    out of spite.

    Sorrow has a secret:
    Her stern demeanor hides a soft side, and
    her pain may most certainly be eased
    if you invite her sister, Joy,
    to spend some time with you.

    (image credit: Jim McIntosh, flickr commons)
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