Joy is contagious; it can spread like a forest fire, whipped by a high, hot wind. Joy can be shared in a crowd or it can be savoured all alone. Joy can bellow or it can fall soft as a kitten's tread. Joy can excite or it can comfort. Joy can be sensuous or it can spring from the intellect. Joy can bewitch. Joy can be sweet or it can be zesty, euphoric, giddy. It can teach, it can heal and it can lay to rest old pain.
In a world so darkened by suffering and uncertainty, joy can brighten our heavens and make life worth living all over again.