In the midst of happiness…sudden disaster: The Titanic was like that. In one awful moment everything changed. Is this what it means to be the author of pain amid pleasure?
Caught in the act…without excuse: I shall not ask if this has happened to you. All I knew was that I had become a slave to myself. I had been “mastered”.
The pain of the emotion: “Every joint became a complaint”. How deeply felt is the pain caused by selfishness?