I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy.
– Ursula K. Le Guin

2 responses to “ClockQuotes

  1. O dear- what happened to my short & cogent response? None of the fluff-ups
    suggested by this site occurred…and the entire world would * really * love to know my
    take on happiness, reason, and joy…eh?

  2. Happiness & reason do not combine (I love Ursula Le Guin’s works, am a writer. and respect
    that she is a much more experienced person/writer than myself.)As soon as you are a reasoning person, you realise the world is full of pain – unwarranted, frequently unearned, and almost always undeserved pain. That’s just the way it is (ask an oyster.)Reason has no part in happiness.
    Joy – is another matter. I suspect that the tui and rirerire singing their hearts out in my backyard know waayyy more about joy than I – or you- ever will. Kia ora – Keri