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Daily Social: Alabama football — a meditation upon joy and sorrow

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Let’s give this a whirl, shall we?

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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.

And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.

When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

On Joy and Sorrow

Kahlil Gibran

ED. NOTE: Brent suggested something the other day in one of our editorial meetings that I think was a good idea. During the offseason we’re going to do articles for all the goings-on, and we’re still going to have Jumbo Packages. But, in the truly deadest of dead times, we’ll have a daily social post with a video or article as the centerpiece. That actually winds up giving you more stories and it takes a lot of pressure off to manufacture a b.s. JP that has absolutely nothing but fluff in it.

So, today, I’ll try to give this idea a shot. Enjoy this meditation upon joy and sorrow. We’ll have more for you later today: baseball, RBR Film Room, NFL draft news and more.

Last thing: I asked about the recommend button and sent screenshots of your complaints/suggestions. Unfortunately, after the migration to the new HTML editor, the CSS has no way to import that button. It can neither track recommendations, register them, nor is the back-end set up to do so (which is cloud-based on Amazon’s content delivery system.)

I’m sorry, I tried.

-E