September 20, 2004

Disappointment is like happiness,
only a bit more serious.
It hugs you with its whole reach,
and does not let you go.
It whispers the story in your ear,
the way it should have happened.
It grieves and tells you to join,
for the mood blue and sad.

Disappointment is expectations that are let down. It is our
“lived” life that did not materialize in the real world. It is real
for us and, therefore, it feels concrete. It happens to us like
any other real loss that has come our way.

Disappointment can teach us to live in the moment. Why
should we be sad for something that has never happened?

This is the original text, and an edited version can be found in the Fragments of Reality -book.