Walks With Pleasure and Sorrow

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.

~ Robert Browning Hamilton

Take a walk and imagine the messages your heart hears from Pleasure and Sorrow. In your journal, compare and contrast the two. Which are the most helpful in this season of uncertainty with a global pandemic limiting our normal social interactions? In what ways can grief, loneliness, and sorrow teach us important lessons? Create a dialogue (your heart with Pleasure/your heart with Sorrow) based on your insight. Then watch for (or create) an opportunity to share it – even with one person.

Prompt by: Denise Shumway

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