After everything is over there is a definite letdown. The new days seem like the old days. As Beckett says: "I can't go on ... I'll go on." And that sums it up. Vain attempts to conjur happiness only brings unhappiness. Don't look for happiness, it will find you -- or not.
Yesterday I watched "Sweeney Todd," Tim Burton's adaptation of the Sondheim musical about the barber (hair stylist?)/murderer. As usual, Johnny Depp is great in the title role (and he can sing also!) and this is the perfect vehicle for Burton. The film is as exhilirating as any musical about a murdering barber can get.