Hope is the opposite to despair
as sorrow is to joy.
Yet as often as we experience these extremes
we cannot afford to do without them.
As enticing as a world of positivity and joy sounds
How would we be able to comprehend such happiness and comfort
without sorrow or pain to contrast it and teach us the difference.
In my understanding maybe the goal is not to put one over the other,
but to do like the ancients always preached
which is to strive and live in balance.