I am greatly saddened that I will sadden you. I weep, that you will weep, when I introduce the triplets of unhappiness.
ELEGY – THRENODY – MONODY
Elegy – a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
a sad or mournful musical composition.
Threnody – a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead; dirge; funeral song.
Monody – a Greek ode sung by a single voice, as in a tragedy; lament.
a poem in which the poet or speaker laments another’s death; a threnody.
Pretty much just a solo of threnody
The optimist thinks that we live in the best of times.
The pessimist fears that that is true.
In these days of COVID 19, it is easy to believe that we have things rough, but society, and life in general, must be improving, if we no longer have these three words around to use regularly. I hope that none of my readers have lost anyone close to them.
There will always be doomsayers, and wet blankets, who can knit a grey cloud from a silver lining, with much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I prefer to always look on the bright side, even if people think that I’m none too bright for doing so. I feel it’s a good idea to laugh at being sad. To prove it, here’s some of the old gang from Hee-Haw to show you how. https://youtu.be/BkzE23pyME4