Today I was inspired to write about The Roast Beef aspect of sorrow, lament and despair.
I have said before:
“I knew that living real meant real pain when I chose this life (The Roast Beef Life).”
(See The Storm and mostly after it a post from October 14th)
The Roast Beef Life (see my post The Roast Beef Life) is based on passion. I am more proud of my enemies who fight for what is wrong then my allies who don’t fight for what is right. The Roast Beef Life means exuberant jubilee and rejoicing when blessings fall from Heaven and painful sorrow and despair, sincere lament and honest heart ache when we lose, when we can see Satan’s orders carried out on this planet. I hate confusion, uncertainty, indecisiveness. Be truly happy or truly sad, truly good or truly bad.
2 Samuel 1:17
David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):
The bible actually says to “be taught this lament.” What has just happened is that David has been met with someone “with his clothes torn and dust on his head.” He is mourning and bringing grim news. He says that there was a battle and that Saul and Jonathan have both perished. If you ever want to read a story of friendship, read that of Jonathan and David. They were like brothers and so David is very much grieved. He and his men tear their clothes and fast and then David commands that a lament be taught-a sort of poem or song of sorrow in honor of the fallen men. David does not change the subject, watch a dumb movie and “get over it.” Sorrow is something to be accepted. It has its place, its time. It also ends. Let it run its course and then pass.
“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.”
A Chinese Proverb
The definition of lament:
to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over. –verb (used without object)
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply. –noun
an expression of grief or sorrow.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, esp. in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
[Origin: 1520–30; (n.) <>
And some quotes by people I’ve never heard of and comments by me:
“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
It is important not to block all emotion. With one leaves the other. Accept both sorrow and joy. They go hand-in-hand.
“The word ‘happiness’ would lose is meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
Carl Gustav Jung
To remove a word you remove it’s meaning. If you lose happiness you lose also sadness, with bad also goes good.
“Oh the gladness of their gladness when they’re glad, And the sadness of their sadness when they’re sad; But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness, Are as nothing to their badness when they’re bad.”
This is a quote by J. M. Barrie. I believe it is about fairies. This is part of the reason I like fairies-they’re very roast beefy. Really sad when they’re sad, really happy when they’re happy. I don’t think that you should be really bad. That simply wouldn’t be good.