1. rapturous delight.
2. an overpowering emotion or exaltation; a state of sudden, intense feeling.
3. the frenzy of poetic inspiration.
4.mental transport or rapture from the contemplation of divine things.
I was watching a movie from the early 1980’s. The word, “ecstasy” was used. That word reminds me of the opening of Wide World Of Sports in the late 1970’s. “The thrill of victory – the agony of defeat.”
I realized that people talk a lot about agony but I never hear of people feeling ecstatic anymore. I wondered why not.
The word “ecstasy” was hijacked as a name of drug. I wondered if this might seep into the collective somehow. You need a drug to feel ecstasy. I decided to call my husband…
“I’ve never felt ecstatic,” he said.
“I have. I have felt it many times. Many times…”
I asked if he thought feelings like this could be obliterated from a culture. He said he thinks some people feel ecstasy. He considers it a “racehorse” thing, where he’s a “plow horse”.
“But do you think feelings like this can be erased from a culture? Rarely felt?””Oh yes. We’re going to be like Russia. It’s all drudgery. Life is drudgery.”
“But if I see it coming, can I not hold on to my feelings of ecstasy?””Oh, I’m sure there are pockets, untouched, in a culture like that. It’s just never been something that’s part of my life.”
Neptune. Jupiter. Saturn. Mars. Venus…etc. Ecstasy is like when all the energies converge.Have you ever felt ecstatic? Have you felt ecstatic lately? Do you see how good things can be taken from you, sneakily?