Joy is a shy performer.
She brings delight beyond measure to an audience. And yet, she is fearful. If Trouble is anywhere to be found in the theater, she refuses to emerge. She waits for Trouble to leave.
But Trouble never leaves.
But when the audience’s attention is fixed on one other Star, she emerges. Imperceptibly and yet with power, Joy lights up the stage. Trouble is diminished by this Star, and the audience is transformed by the dance of Joy.
As long as the audience attends to the Star, Joy remains.