I’m feeling so much joy again, joy and hope but also pain. There is no joy without pain, there is no darkness without light. I know it’s going to be alright in the end.

hello kitty

He did not know it, he did not think of it, he was past the need of words, but in the moment when he felt the response of her body to his, he felt also the unadmitted knowledge that that which he had called her depravity was her highest virtue – this capacity of hers to feel the joy of being, as he felt it.

Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’