WHAT IS A SENTENCE? / WILL THE SADNESS EVER END?

Sarah Tourjee asks me one of the difficult questions, and I attempt to answer it here.

In Providence I’ve learned a lot about sentences and anguish; also about pruning tomatoes; also patience. Soon I’ll be leaving for California!

I have a lot of packing to do. I leave you with some words from the Log Lady:

There is a sadness in this world, for we are ignorant of many things. Yes, we are ignorant of many beautiful things – things like the truth. So sadness, in our ignorance, is very real. The tears are real. What is this thing called a tear? There are even tiny ducts – tear ducts – to produce these tears should the sadness occur. Then the day when the sadness comes – then we ask: “Will this sadness which makes me cry – will this sadness that makes my heart cry out – will it ever end?” The answer, of course, is yes. One day the sadness will end.

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