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possibilities for joy
March 30, 2012, 12:14 am
Filed under: brave new world, the sweet life, unseen world | Tags: , , ,

Nothing speaks more clearly of the darkening mood, the declining possibilities for joy, than the fact that, while the medieval peasant created festivities as an escape from work, the Puritan embraced work as an escape from terror.

Dancing in the Streets: A History of Public Joy, Barbara Ehrenreich, p 145

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