John Green Pain and Joy

Pain Does Not Lead To Joy

John Green Pain and Joy

I have been thinking too much about dichotomy.  The songs which swear, hand over heart, we don't know happiness without sadness. The philosophers who contend we don't appreciate something until it's lost. That physics is in our souls so the most profound heartbreak must be followed by an equal and opposite joy. I've thought about it ...

I Fell Off The Planet

One suitcase for Scott and the kids and one suitcase for me. That

When I was young and angry at someone, I would yell: I HOPE YOU FALL OFF THE PLANET. Or if I was feeling particularly geeky, I would say: I hope his gravity reverses. It's a pretty vicious line -- floating out past your home and the treetops and finally off into space -- particularly with a ...