Why Should Sadness Longer Last?

Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan,
Sorrow calls no time that ‘s gone:
Violets pluck’d, the sweetest rain
Makes not fresh nor grow again.
Trim thy locks, look cheerfully;
Fate’s hid ends eyes cannot see.
Joys as wingèd dreams fly fast,
Why should sadness longer last?
Grief is but a wound to woe;
Gentlest fair, mourn, mourn no moe.

John Fletcher (1579–1625)

Plumbing the depths of despair because you didn’t win #operaplot? Dry those tears. In #operaplot, everyone is a winner and not just because your mom says so. [HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!]

Follow @MissMussel or keep your eyes on your feedreader early Monday. Also, tell all your friends.


  1. Haha the mean part of me wants to call you out for being a follow whore. The rest of me has been working all weekend and needs something to look forward to in the office on Monday.

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