Joy

Over and over again I sail towards joy, which is never in the room with me, but always near me, across the way, like those rooms full of gayety one sees from the street, or the gayety in the street one sees from a window. Will I ever reach joy? It hides behind the turning … Continue reading Joy

Only Connect

'Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.' 'Howard's End' ch. 22.  E.M. Forster (Yes, another quote from my favourite of Forster's novels).

Happiness 

While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realize - sometimes with astonishment - how happy we had been. Nikos Kazantzakis 'Zorba the Greek'