Keeping in touch with Joy doesn’t mean that we become emotionally one-sided somehow. Fortunately, we still have access to the entire palette of our feelings. It’s just that Joy can now blend with them.
Joy adds its special sweetness to them if they’re bitter, it makes them more mellow if they’re hard, it makes them feel Okay where they would be overwhelming otherwise... It’s a new experience, one we’re not used to, it’s a beautiful surprise. Like a rainbow in your hands… Feel-it-all-with