Thursday, November 15, 2007


What is sadness besides a feeling? A feeling is sometimes an emotion, and emotions are movement of energy through your heart, head and body.

Sadness is the difference between what you want and what you got.

Sadness is longing for something you can't have.

Sadness is missing something you wish you had--still, again, or ever.

Sadness is being aware you're not where, or when, you want to be.

Sadness can indicate these things and also feelings of inadequacy or futility...based on a perceived gap between wanting something and your abilities to manifest it.

Grief is a stronger, more overwhelming feeling of sadness based on loss or accumulated losses. While it encompasses some or all of the above situation, it may also include regret, guilt, and denial.

~Sandy Schairer

Coming soon--my new book--The Vault of the Poeteer, a look at my life in verse and photo.


Watergurl said...

Thanks, I liked this, articulated sadness really well. Do you mind if I copy this? A reminder to myself when I feel sad...
Best wishes


Sandy said...

To Whom it May Concern: I am published author, so I don't mind if you print my "articles"or share them with friends, just so you give me proper credit, i.e. leave my name on them. Anything in print, even electronic is copyrighted. Thanks.