What is happiness?

A ray of sunlight glinting in the eye

An upwards tug at the corner of the mouth

A crinkle in the eye like an old leather boot

Aged, worn, but still content

Love. Life. Hope.

A reason to go on.

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What is sadness?

A shard of ice melting in the eye

The irrepressible tremour at the corner of the mouth

A crinkle in the face like shattered glass

Broken, cracked, without a hope

Niente. Nada. Nothing.

No reason to go on.