Utopian Dreams – Simplicity V – sorrow

Posting the chunks I really want to remember of the beautiful book Utopian Dreams by Tobias Jones

‘What unites this place,’ says Nick the potter to me on one occasion, ‘is sorrow. And yet that’s not to say it’s a miserable place. There’s a lot of laughter, but everyone is gentle because they understand the sorrow.’ … At Pilsdon, there was no stress; only the bond that comes from drinking from the chalice of suffering. Stress makes one strident, whereas sorrow is very different. It makes Pilsdon not frenetic, but quiet and solicitous.

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