Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation.
Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate, robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation.
Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
There was much woe and lamentation in the seventies that the game was dying.