SUFFERING IN JOY
THE SANCTITY OF SORROW IN HUMAN TRANSFORMATION
My name is Gabriella Morreale, and this is a portfolio for my Humanities class I’m taking here at Davidson College. I’m from Washington, DC, and an intending Religious Studies or Philosophy major – we’re still trying to figure out that one. That’s me up on the homepage photo playing the piano! I love running, knitting, writing poetry, and long May drives with the windows rolled down and the spring air flooding my car. I don’t know my place in the world but I’m glad I get to be a part of it.
This website is an accumulation of texts, photographs, music, and other media that depicts the way humans perceive the world, other people, and themselves. All of this work was not done without many late nights, many meetings with amazing teachers (Professor Denham, Professor Tamura, Professor Wills, Professor Robb, Professor Ewington, Professor Bory, and Professor Munger), many bickerings with fellow Humesters, sleepy morning and sluggish afternoon lectures, and painstaking attention to detail. In times where I wanted to pull my hair out in making this portfolio, there arose from the frustration a joy that is the privilege to study the humanities at Davidson.
Up top, there are several tabs that you can click on, all of which are connected. To get the full experience, it is best to start from right to left, starting with the end and ending with the start. I hope as you peruse, you come away with more ideas than you had before you read this website.
As you go through this portfolio, I recommend listening to this playlist, full of ideas that I highlight in my work.