To be cheerful is to be religious, to be sad is to be irreligious. Hence in my evaluation, the so-called saints are not saints at all. They look so sad, so dull, so dead, how can they be experiencing God? If the experience of God brings such sadness, then it is not worth experiencing. If the experience of God makes people so dull, with such long faces, then it is better to avoid him. Even if by chance you meet him, run away.
That is not my vision of God. It must be the Devil masquerading as God before these saints; he must have deceived them. God can only mean celebration, God can only mean festivity. God to me is nothing but the festive dimension. So be blissful, and let blissfulness be your prayer.