Celebrating a Year

August 18, 2011

with 6 comments

Happiness hovers near the horizon, drawing us onward. It floats, like a languid bather unconsciously navigating the ebb and flow of the ocean’s waves, blissfully unaware of the passage of time. Or the passage of ships, or the danger of a sudden squall upsetting its equilibrium. Happiness knows no fear; it won’t acknowledge its enemies as they prowl past, sharks on the lookout for a drop of blood. It laughs at an untold joke with its wing man, Optimism, and orders another drink at the seaside bar,¬†understanding it is the object of all desire. It guarantees us for certain (though we know erroneously) that this time there will be no tears.

Written by mairmusic

August 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

Posted in August

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  1. This made me think of William Peter Blatty’s say that he suffered from free-flowing guilt. How much better to “suffer” from free-flowing happiness and optimism, however short-lived that might be.

    Delighful post, Marilynn, and thanks for the beautiful photo.

    Jamie Dedes

    August 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    • Thanks! It’s full of alot of small thoughts over the past few days.


      August 19, 2011 at 9:31 am

  2. This quite delightful to read this Friday morning…for me it had that same tone as Dr. Hans Selye’s “altruistic egoism”…just a wonerful post.


    August 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    • Thanks, Charles– I’ll have to find that to read it. Have a great week-end!


      August 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

  3. Very nice read. It’s a wonderful feeling to feel such happiness.


    August 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    • Thanks! After my sonnet on sadness, happiness demanded equal time (:


      August 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

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