I'm in pain. Yesterday it was so bad that I found myself breathing as if in labor. Trying desperately to keep it at bay. Fearful that if I let go, it would completely overwhelm me. Take me under.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.... The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet