Joy is as thorny and sharp as any of the dark emotions. To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees—these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. When we lose our tolerance for discomfort, we lose joy.
Excerpt From: Brown, Brene. “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” iBooks.
I’ve made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I’ve done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself
Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion 1997
Jennifer is loose, and blisteringly funny, and works very hard, and I have a great admiration for her. She seems to be able to be very connected and warm and keep a stillness and sacred space for herself in the chaos.
Elisabeth Rohm about working with Jennifer on “Joy”. (source)