Fuck Happiness and Tosca

Ariel Gore has been blogging about happiness because of her new book!

She asked numerous women, including me, about happiness NOW.

Gore says: “It’s a global grief sandwich. Psychology teaches us that anxiety and a lack of control over negative stimulus are the greatest predictors of depression—and we’re all facing unknowns we can’t control right now.

What better time to inquire about joy?”

Then Ariel Gore discovered something she hadn’t expected.

“Santa Fe poet Miriam Sagan mentioned another rage-joy connection. She said, “I’ve been very despondent. HOWEVER . . . one fabulous moment of joy as follows. We’ve been watching a lot of Italian opera, which I love. So, Tosca. There she is, with predator fascist Scarpia, chief of police. Who is getting ready to rape her. She sees the glint of a knife, next to the feast (from room service, no doubt). She picks it up and stabs him through the heart. Walks out the door, leaving his corpse on the floor. The best ME TOO moment in all of opera.”   

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-and-happiness/202004/joy-in-the-time-covid#_=_

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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