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Sadnesses of the body

  • Mirror sadness
  • Sadness of looking like or unlike one's parents
  • Sadness of not knowing if your body is normal
  • Sadness of knowing that your body is not normal
  • Beauty sadness
  • Sadness of makeup
  • Sadness of physical pain
  • Pins-and-needles sadness
  • Sadness of clothes
  • Sadness of the quavering eyelid
  • Sadness of a missing rib
  • Noticeable sadness
  • Sadness of going unnoticed
  • The sadness of having genitals that are not like those of your lover
  • The sadness of having genitals that are like those of your lover
  • Sadness of hands

Sadnesses of the covenant

  • Sadness of God's love
  • Sadness of God's back
  • Favorite-child sadness
  • Sadness of being sad in front of one's God
  • Sadness of the opposite of belief
  • Sadness of God alone in heaven
  • Sadness of a God who would need people to pray to him

Sadnesses of the intellect

  • Sadness of being misunderstood
  • Humor sadness
  • Sadness of love without release
  • Sadness of being smart
  • Sadness of not knowing enough words to express what you mean
  • Sadness of having options
  • Sadness of wanting sadness
  • Sadness of confusion
  • Sadness of domesticated birds
  • Sadness of finishing a book
  • Sadness of remembering
  • Sadness of forgetting
  • Anxiety sadness

Interpersonal sadnesses

  • Sadness of being sad in front of one's parent
  • Sadness of false love
  • Sadness of love
  • Friendship sadness
  • Sadness of a bad conversation
  • Sadness of the could-have-been
  • Secret sadness

Sadnesses of sex and art

  • Sadness of arousal of being an unordinary phsyical state
  • Sadness of feeling the need to create beautiful things
  • Kissing sadness
  • Sadness of moving too quickly
  • Sadness of not moving
  • Nude model sadness
  • Sadness of portraiture

"She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum. Brod discovered 613 sadness’, each perfectly unique, each a singular emotion, no more similar to any other sadness than to anger, ecstasy, guilt or frustration. Mirror Sadness. Sadness of Domesticated Birds. Sadness of Being Sad in Front of Ones Parent. Humor Sadness. Sadness of Love Without Release.”

sep 27 2008 ∞
oct 19 2008 +
user picture stephanie: This list is, just wow. You just reminded me to read this book again. oct 7 2008
user picture Bliss: yeah, i needed a list handy to remind myself of the loveliness of it!
user picture Jesus: i googled this and... wow, thanks for typing it up these are so beautiful oct 27 2008
user picture Bliss: they're more beautiful if you read them in the context of the entire book if you haven't already! :) oct 28 2008
user picture alex: so great. loved the book. nov 17 2008
user picture anisha: i was going to make this list myself, but it seems that you've beat me to it. it really is beautiful. jan 8 2011