I thought of this post yesterday. It is talking about the negative emotions, but in a different way. What would the negative emotions be like if they didn’t have joy in them. The negative emotions are quite vulnerable, fragile, insightful and just beautiful.
To me, the negative emotions without joy makes those emotions feel kind of boring. It would make me not even appreciate or even love them. That situation would be like I don’t even care about the characters. It would be like not even loving the musicals that have them especially the ones with at least one heartbreaking song. It would make all the negative emotions make the musical experience even less appealing and even more boring and less joyful as well. Negative emotions without joy would be like not even being a fan of musicals at all. It would make you not get the full experience of what it is like to see a musical. If negative emotions didn’t have joy in them, there would be no way they would be even be appreciated. Negative emotions without joy would be like not even understanding the true value of them in musicals.
I know the thought sounds crazy. But in a way it sort of explains why in the world you need joy in order to support the negative emotions. It explains in an odd way why I love feeling the negative emotions. Feeling the negative emotions is so worth it. You also need joy in order to fully grasp them and to have you care about the different characters’ journeys. I love the negative emotions even though they do hurt. The hardest negative emotion that I have to put up with it uncomfortable.