On Joy: Tagore's Sense Is It's Everywhere
What do nuns playing basketball in 1965 and a renowned Indian poet have in common? Joy!
"Joy is everywhere; it is in the earth’s green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky; in the reckless exuberance of spring; in the severe abstinence of grey winter; in the living flesh that animates our bodily frame; in the perfect poise of the human figure, noble and upright; in living; in the exercise of all our powers; in the acquisition of knowledge; in fighting evils; in dying for gains we never can share. Joy is there everywhere."
—Rabindranath Tagore, from Sadhana: The Realisation of Life