The writer Julian Barnes,...

The writer Julian Barnes, considering mourning, once said, “It hurts just as much as it is worth.” It hurts just as much as it is worth. What an arrangement. Why would anyone accept such a crazy deal? Surely if we were sane and reasonable we would every time choose a pleasure over a joy, as animals themselves sensibly do
Joy by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books Smith on the difference in worlds between pleasure and joy, a distinction I’ve not before pondered.

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