For what are the words with which to summarize a lifetime, so much crowded confused happiness terminated by such stark slow-motion pain?

Joyce Carol Oates
For what are the words with which to summarize a...
For what are the words with which to summarize a...
For what are the words with which to summarize a...
For what are the words with which to summarize a...
About This Quote

When you think of the things that you would want to record in your biography, one of the first things that comes to mind is happiness. However, there are so many other things that contribute to a person’s happiness. Pain is a real part of life and it is often difficult to feel any pleasure in a situation when there is pain involved. The greatest gift in life is the gift of not having to experience pain.

Source: We Were The Mulvaneys

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