Bittersweet: (adj) sweet with a bitter aftertaste.
There is a reality that follows every miracle.
A “morning after” to each and every excitement.
An epilogue to a happy ending.
There is an unwelcome balance in life which often tries to cloud the beauty of a single giddy moment with an overall coloration of gray.
It’s why the human race–through blessed by sunshine–still curses the rain. It just doesn’t seem to be even.
So we naturally begin to focus on problems. We worry. We conjure additional sadness, awaiting the next conflict.
This is why, whether you are in China, England, Japan, or the United States, you will meet human beings who are tinged with a little despair, waiting for the present flickering flame of joy to be blown out by a new foul wind of difficulty.
So is it mature to be cautious, since at any moment our sense of satisfaction can be dampened? Or is there a certain charm in ignoring the tribulation and instead, mustering a determined good cheer?
It is bittersweet
People will argue this until the day they die.
It is at that juncture that most of us hope we are wrong … that there really is a happy ending.