'Via Dolorosa' Tagged Posts

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SWEET SORROW

Shakespeare’s Juliet says to Romeo:  “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” English teachers might call that an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.  But life is full of seeming contradictions which are not so contradictory. We talk about “bitter sweet moments,” or a “deafening silence,” or “an open secret,” or a “tragic comedy.” What kind of sorrow can be sweet?  What sort of…