Only in deepest irony, and in thorough resignation to disconsolation
, would the Fisher King answer that way.
debate, division, disconsolation
and dialectical attitudes among the public which were altered abruptly and then cemented into a national group spirit, almost over night.
Outside, the mood is one of disappointment but not disconsolation
Without them, society dissolves and there follows "a diminution of our substances, a general disconsolation
in our life, and a certain separation from all trade with strangers" (p.
For first there is the stunned child, the oblivious child, the happy child, playing in war-torn streets, stealing rings from lifeless fingers, pissing down basement steps, bragging to his friends of the horrors he has seen; and then there is the old man he will become, looking back, horrified rified by the horrors the child was a party to, outraged by the awfulness of it all or, conversely, pooh-poohing those few tears once shed over a broken balloon--unimportant to the wise old observer writing down the words "broken balloon," which, when those few tears occurred, stood for total disconsolation
and the child's first sense of how fragile the world and its pleasures are.
Jackson, The Disconsolation
of Theology: Irony, Cruelty, and Putting Charity First, 20 J.
There is that in the human breast," Angelou says, "that despite nights of terror, fear, and pain, and grief and disconsolation
, somehow morning comes and we get up and continue on.